Author Topic: Motivating movies, TV Shows, other media that keeps you on the path  (Read 410 times)

infromsea

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Hey folks,

For various reasons I'm wavering on my decision to "stay RE".

I've learned that I "need" several days of hard work/labor to keep my sanity and have not gotten that  lately. 

The last Afford anything podcast was the first place I heard this acknowledged, that some folks NEED a certain dose of movement to keep them sane and I fall into that category and running endless miles has "worn off" and doesn't "do it" for me at this point, so outdoor labor seems to work...

So, I find myself considering warehouse jobs, other "lots of movement" gigs etc.

BUT don't want to get into the 9-5 weekly grind/attach a ball and chain.

I'm watching office space (again...) as motivation, what other movies, TV shows, youtube videos do you turn to for motivation? I'm interested to see what the group thinks.

As an aside, I have a part time carpenter gig that gets me out of the house and keeps me active but I took two weeks off to do some work around the house and found out that doesn't scratch the same itch... too much time at home... doesn't always work out for me.


cool7hand

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Re: Motivating movies, TV Shows, other media that keeps you on the path
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 07:20:25 AM »
Why don't you just do what makes you happy? There's more than one way to skin the cat of life.

bmjohnson35

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Re: Motivating movies, TV Shows, other media that keeps you on the path
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 02:21:18 PM »
If you enjoy the part-time carpenter gig, it sounds like you already have the answer.  There's nothing wrong with enjoying work.  It's when you work because you have to that sucks.

epritch7

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Re: Motivating movies, TV Shows, other media that keeps you on the path
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 05:59:32 AM »
I'm a big fan of "Into the Wild".  I find it helps remind me to focus on things bigger than me, which is the reason I was pursuing FI to begin with.  Great soundtrack too...

bmjohnson35

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Re: Motivating movies, TV Shows, other media that keeps you on the path
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 08:51:48 AM »

When it comes to inspirational movies, Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite.  For me, it's a movie about taking control of your destiny in the face of adversity and never giving up hope.  It also illustrates the value of developing a plan and executing it to reach your goal.