stream of unconsciousness #1: motivation?

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Blog entry by jHop posted 11-05-2010 05:02 AM 653 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I’m finding it hard to get motivated to get back to the shop. I have a project half assembled, and have just two more pieces to put together, then attach to the base, then finish.

Is it just finishing I’m dreading? Or is it more? To get to my corner of the basement, where i’m trying to carve out a workspace, I have to climb over all sorts of stuff I’ve acquired to assist my woodworking. Or, I go the long way around, and have to climb over the piles and piles of laundry I do.

Is it that I feel stressed over how much has to be done just to get to the corner?

Or is it depressing that this is the workbench I’m working on, and have been for three years?

(Where’s the finishing fairy when you need her the most?)

-- so, my ego has written checks my skills can't cash.... now what?

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 11:10 AM

and so .. what have you come up with re: reason for the lack of motivation?
(I’m guessing that since you mentioned the obstacle course a few times that it is a main contributor to the problem).
I am reminded of the joke about eating an elephant—one bite at a time. Every time you go to your workspace, move one item, placing in its new home.. and every time you leave the work space do the same thing. Oh and then smile at your ability to tackle the roadblock.

I’m hear cheering you on (and maneuvering around my own piles of stuff).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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