Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Summer Blogging, Grease remake 2070.

Yes! I'm summer blogging. Here's a brief outline of the story, and why you should all join up too:

Mrs O'Neill suggested we should have a Wikispace which leads to our newly created Summer Blogs where we'll keep an account during the summer of our holidays and other things etc, there will also be Creative Writing included too.

What we need now is new members. So, if you're interested in keeping a blog and like the idea of a Summer one, please contact us via our blogs or the Wikispace and we'll be sure to answer any queries and join you up!

Updates shall follow about any advanced x

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Motivate Motivation

Recently, well today as a matter of fact, I handed in my Personal Study of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' for English. I loveloveloved writing it, whereas a few people have complained about having to do work only a matter of days before the summer holidays, as I loveloveloved the book. (What a surprise...) I adore writing analytically, especially if its on a piece of text or novel that I enjoyed reading, whether I‘m good at it is a different matter. To be honest, I think you need to like your novel to actually spur yourself into reading into the deeper meanings of it. If that makes sense...?

Let me make myself slightly less jumbled like alphabetical soup, which is yummy by the way.

I'm one of those people who needs a big interest or incentive and added on pressure to actually function properly. For instance, the Int 2 Coursework requirements for Art are that each candidate produces 2 3-A2 sheets, one set for Still Life and the other for Graphic Design. They give both 3rd and 4th year to do this in. Now, me being the lazy so-and-so I am, I left both my final pieces and most of my Still Life Unit un-done up until the last two months, meaning everything was an uber big rush. But I finished it, and it was incredibly better than anything I'd done in the free time limit. Ok, so it took me three hours, one packet of chalks and a helluva big mess to do it in, but it was done and I liked it. Cant say mum was too chuffed about the mess though. Even the dog was techno-coloured. :)

"Motivation such an aggravation,
Accusations dont know how to take them.
Inspirations getting hard to fake it.
Concentrations never hard to brake it.
Situation never what you want it to be.
" Sum 41, Motivation.

"Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding."
~Louis Gerstner.

Anyway, motivation. I need motivation, and I think we all do in some aspect. If there weren’t deadlines to meet, would we as a nation be able to function? You face deadlines everyday, TV Schedules, Newspaper Deadlines, Doctors appointments and even the more subtle ones like being home in time to watch your favourite TV program. So what motivates people?

Studies show that it is a balance between our emotions and incentives that make us self motivate to complete tasks. The Soul Purpose, a company like The Tree Of Knowledge who specialise in Motivational Workshops state that its rather like dangling a carrot in front of a donkey, which is an excellent way of describing it.

However, this then means that an episode of Casualty, a Peanut butter Kit Kat or Jelly can be used against me. Hmmm… I may have to re-asses my insentives...