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desperation to inspiration




Desperation often leads to inspiration, except when it doesn't and leads to catastrophic failure instead.



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Have you got an example of that? In my case desperation, when I do get desperate usually leads to motivation to act. Inspiration usually comes when my mind is in an alpha state. I can be desperate, but it will be at a point when I'm not into the desperation, but my mind has been able to lift itself into a state that is non frantic, unaware and relaxed.
deanhills on Fri May 20, 2011 11:52 pm
An example that crosses my mind is studying (Obviously, I spent a whole week studying Razz )... If you don't get something (-> desperation), you have to think and if you don't get it then, you have to think out of the box to get new ideas -> inspiration . But if you still don't get it after half an hour it does lean towards "Doom" scenarios ("I will never understand this", "It's too hard maybe I should stop trying" etc.). Very Happy


adri
adri on Sat May 21, 2011 12:08 am
The stretch from desperation to inspiration happens most frequently at work, where tight deadlines often force conversations that lead to "out of the box" ideas. Unfortunately, the "inspirations" usually involved dumbing down an idea so as to make it implementable (e.g., use a shared network folder instead of web services for file transfer). However, the results frequently meet user needs and are accepted by the working group.

Writing papers for me is an example of the opposite end of the spectrum: Twice now I've had to write a lengthy paper and have failed to deliver the paper in good quality. In this case, desperation helped only in the sense that I started typing at 100 words per minute to meet the length requirement, but the product at the end was a pile of...
mexiwithacan on Mon May 23, 2011 3:19 pm



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