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    Motivation

    i have had a bad case of no motivation for the past few months, does anyone have good pointers on how to get urself back motivated again?
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

    The views, opinions, stupid off the cuff comments, mouthy, obnoxious, thoughtless, etc etc etc are not always or even some of the time the belief of my department, so bugger off!

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    Take a vacation. Thats what I do when I get to the point of not wanting to do alot. When I come back I am itching to "play". I usually take a few days off about once every few months to relax.

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    Can you look into a different assignment? Even a 30 day temp somewhere else can sometimes revitalize you.

    Or train a rook... Not only can their enthusiasm be contagious, but after a few weeks or months of sitting in the passenger seat, you'll be eager to go back to doing something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    i have had a bad case of no motivation for the past few months, does anyone have good pointers on how to get urself back motivated again?
    Viagra???

    All Joking aside. Vacation and a new chief is what got me back to where I like my job again. You may no be able to get both but 1 out of 2 ain't so bad!
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    I've learned to embrace my case of Idontgiveafuckitis. Why fight it?
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    "A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
    Ben

    The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
    on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
    expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
    brought my rifle."
    (just stole this one hope you don't mind)


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    it is just that they know so much that isn't so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I've learned to embrace my case of Idontgiveafuckitis. Why fight it?
    Yup. (and take 2)
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    A little competition between shift mates. See who can get the most tickets, etc. Assign points to certain types of calls/arrests/cites for a grand total competition.
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    We had a change of supervisors here, and that seems to have picked everyone up so far.

    In the past, I've found some obscure thing that I didn't really think twice about, and turned my focus to that. I go through periods where I don't hit a thing when looking for dope, and I'd say screw it and not want to do anything at all. I started writing stuff I never used to (nothing chickenshit) and it got me back into the mode to dig for more and different things. Shifts go faster, and I found I was getting into more of the stuff I love by not looking so hard.
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    Oh I want to bust ass, its just at the end of the day, I have no ambitions to do house work etc
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    Oh I want to bust ass, its just at the end of the day, I have no ambitions to do house work etc

    that is what a wife is for


    "A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
    Ben

    The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
    on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
    expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
    brought my rifle."
    (just stole this one hope you don't mind)


    The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant,
    it is just that they know so much that isn't so.
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    Your motivation might come back once you get rid of the vertigo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    that is what a wife is for
    Yeah, my wife motivates me to do the cooking & cleaning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    that is what a wife is for

    That and making a damn sammich!
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    keep your head up
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    Use some of that saved leave and get away. Tell the boss you need the time to clear your head and a mental health break. If it's the courts or the system: F.I.D.O. Nothing you can do about it, book 'em and forget 'em. If you have been working 4 to 8 years, the early career burnout may be upon you, it's normal and don't take your woes too seriously. Ask a trusted co-worker how you come across, sometimes our own behavior is invisible to us.
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    "A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
    Ben

    The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
    on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
    expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
    brought my rifle."
    (just stole this one hope you don't mind)


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    President Ronald Reagan



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    well i am getting a break from work. u will see my next thred
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

    "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

    The views, opinions, stupid off the cuff comments, mouthy, obnoxious, thoughtless, etc etc etc are not always or even some of the time the belief of my department, so bugger off!

 

 

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