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Le Pertti

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We all have dreams that we want to reach in our life but might have several different kinds of things that are blocking us from taking necessary steps towards them. So lets have a thread where we give some concrete tips or even some actual help to each other. Encouragement is welcome but just hearing "go for it" doesn't really help anyone.

So tell everyone what kind of dreams or goals you have?
 
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Le Pertti

Le Pertti

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Hektor You having reached your first goal already is crucial for the other two!

Don't be "scared" to travel on your own, that is a great way to meet people. Just don't stay at fancy hotels on your own, try to check into hostels where its very cramped and you have to interact with people.

Sure the situation with covid fucks things up but I would still recommend to try and travel a bit, even if it is in the same or neighbouring countries.
 
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Le Pertti

Le Pertti

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My dreams are simple really, but have so many damn layers that it becomes overwhelming.

Two dreams really, becoming a great photographer and having a family. The first part I realise all about doing it and keeping at it.

But the second part is just where to even start, so I'm trying to break it down to steps and go backwards from that.

  • Having a family and provide a secure life and future for them.
    • For that I need a steady good paying job.
      • Where to even start with that, being a starving artist isn't really ideal.
    • I need permanent housing, good housing.
      • Who even can buy a house nowadays? I'm already old and will never be able to save money for something like that.
    • Have something that will take care of the family even Im gone, meaning saving, investments and all that.
      • As with housing, being an old man already and only thing I have to show for myself is debt. I know nothing about investing and me being a socialist to the bone doesn't really help either. But it still a must if I want to provide for my family.
    • I need to attract a woman who also wants a family.
      • I really need to get in shape but eating shit food is how I love myself so I have such hard with it.
      • Finances, If there is something I have found is I can't be a socialist artist when it comes to being a family man. So many times I have heard that I should be rich and have my house in order already at my age if I want a woman in my life for something serious as starting a family. Of course it makes sense, to dedicate herself to something like that she needs to know she will be taken care of.

So how I see it I need to start finding a job, then having at least an ok place to live, then save and invest AND THEN find a woman. But that is years and years of things I need to do and I fear that at some point I will just simple be too old.

Either way, first goal, make steady money!
 

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My dream is to ship a game.

Would help immensely if I managed to start developing it again. But I just don't seem to have the motivation.
 
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Le Pertti

Le Pertti

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I just don't ever feel like working on it. Beyond that I don't know.
It's all about routine! Getting to that point where you get so used to doing it that it feels wrong when you don't.

For me for example, I have this rule that I have to take at least one photograph every day and I have done that since 2018, there are some days where I just don't feel like it but I still do take one photo, no matter what it is.

Can you set up similar routines? Like at least do something on your game every day, even if it is like changing colour on a button or something as minimal but at least do something.