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Old June 7th 2004, 23:58
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how do you keep motivated

well just trying to get some ideas.

i've completly lost my motivation to work on my super (the engine is sitting in the basement half assembled)

i just can't seem to get myself motivated to work on it. :shrug:

the cars out back waiting to have the engine put back in. it's insured and licensed, but it's like i've lost interest.

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Old June 8th 2004, 00:59
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Well, do you want to drive it.... theres some motivation right there

Hmm. maybe download some sick videos of hot dubs ripping up the tarmac!
That always gets me stoked!
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Old June 8th 2004, 07:50
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What gets me motivated is watching shows like monster garage, american hotrod, etc., and when I look through magazines....that always keeps me going.....

Sometimes you need a rest though, just leave it for a couple months.....it will come back to you....

Good luck.

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Old June 8th 2004, 09:17
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Porn.............
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Old June 8th 2004, 09:29
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Porn.............


I miss driving my 1302 a lot. That's been keeping me going. Right now I don't even have a place to work on it so I'm forced into a temporary break from the action. Seeing PanelFan's bus and the other members get their projects on the road helps me keep motivated as well.

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Porn.............

That usually keeps me away from the project.....
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Old June 8th 2004, 22:36
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see other projects and car shows usually gets me going. even magazines can help. not the porn type though.
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Old June 25th 2004, 04:05
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you know what keeps me going? CARBON FIBER. sure i get distracted easily, and get too busy with work and assorted art projects, but one glimpse of anything carbon fiber, and BOOM!
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Old June 25th 2004, 16:39
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i wish i could afford carbon
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Old June 26th 2004, 02:38
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Just do something. Set a small goal and do it. Build on simple accomplishments. Spend at least 15 minutes every day. If your not in the mood, just sit in the drivers seat and wine. Enjoy what your doing or find something else.

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lack of motivation...

I seem to be having a lack of motivation lately. It's not exaclty like I have a project sitting in the drive, with no drive to work on it. I have no project to work on. I currently own a '72 standard, but I have no intention of building a standard GL. My sights are set on an early 60's Ghia with an IRS pan. If by some chance I find a great deal on a '73-up super, I'll build that project instead. Basicly, my problem is I have an urge to build a project but there is no project to build. I have parts, money, time, but no project. I recently had to hide the parts in my room, because looking at them kept giving me that same feeling, like I'm not really going anywhere towards a project. If I had a garage I would simply hide them there, but I'm not that lucky. I personaly don't like doing nothing, it's almost like wasting time you might say. I was involved in a project of my friend's '51 split recently, it wasn't my project but I still had a sence of pride of setting a goal and meeting that goal. Also, seeing the other GL projects on this site moving along further gives me the feeling of getting no where, but I'm sure they would motivate if I was started already.... I believe that's all for now. Sorry for the extra long post.

Any thoughts, personal feelings, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Sorry for the complaining like this but I've been wanting to get that out for sometime. My girlfriend likes Volkswagens, but she wouldn't understand.
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[QUOTE=Mikey 1972GL]I seem to be having a lack of motivation lately.

Also, seeing the other GL projects on this site moving along further gives me the feeling of getting no where, but I'm sure they would motivate if I was started already.... I believe that's all for now. Sorry for the extra long post.

Any thoughts, personal feelings, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mike

QUOTE]


Well not everybodies projects move along at the same pace as others. I worked at a pretty fast pace when I decided I was going to restore my car but after a few monthe I became overwhelmed with options and the project pretty much sat still for at least a year. Then I started going the GL route but still had no Iidea what I was doing so it still took forever to get anything done. Then at last years (2003) bug jam I met the guys from the VKG and it all started to make sence. They directed me to these forums and with there help and the help of others my project is getting done. If you can't find your perfect car just wait a little and it will come along. In the mean time maybe start collecting engine parts as good deals become available, that way when you get the car you can drop in the go to get you to the show...
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Old July 27th 2004, 22:49
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yeah i think all my motivation was sucked out through my wallet when i bought a house.
i have a motor half assembled in the base ment needing to be finished so it can be returned to the rear of my bug.
i have the parts to put it back together but there's always a million other things that get in the way....
the other thing was that i had a type 4 to build for the car but money being tight i couldn't afford the swap as the motor was a dud

i dunno i see the car every morning and every evening sitting nice and low in the weeds and i just feel like a neglectful father
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Okay, volksdragon, this has been going on for almost two months now.

Now hear this: YOU WILL DEDICATE AT LEAST ONE HOUR PER WEEK PUTTING YOUR CAR BACK TOGETHER. SCHEDULE IT NOW. I SAID NOW! YES, I Was shouting....

Once it's together, you will drive it. Regularly.

In the meantime, set up a budget. NOW. Every pay period, you will donate a given amount regardless how small to an envelope for this project and this project alone. This amount is a fixed minimum. You may donate more but once it is donated it cannot be used for anything else.

If, once you start driving, you do not have the motivation returning to you, you will identify what it is you do want and you will proceed from there.

Finally, you will file weekly reports here as to your progress no matter how small. No need to tell us how much is in your envelope if you don't want to since it is not really any of our business.

This is dr. oasis at your service.
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Old July 28th 2004, 09:36
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Just picture in your mind, the look of shock on the face of the guy in the first pimped out Honda Civic you will lay the smack down on. Most of that crowd has no idea what a VW(air-cooled) can do.
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