There is a reason for the plentiful hours put into building our class magazine, for the countless iterations that have been made towards the achievement of the cover image, for our never-ending quest into perfection. Motivation.
Being motivated is the greatest drive towards accomplishment, it's what moves you to completing your goals and surpassing excuses and limitations. This is why we used our motivation purposefully to the advantage of our project.
What the power of being motivated did in retrospect to our magazine wasn't only about effort, however, it propelled us to wanting and deeply desiring the product to succeed. We connected with the project, made it ours; that is what motivation did to us. The magazine truly became our baby, and we wanted it to thrive regardless of the price it would have.
The moment that most stood out to me from this week and before's was when Mr. Bonnici asked the question: "Do you want to continue or stop?" To understand the importance of this instance you must know the context of the situation. We were deciding if we wanted to take the magazine to the next level, implying more time, more effort; or to stop, leave it as it is: an OK product.
What I loved about that scenario was our certainty. The individuals discussing the question at hand took time to think of an answer, however after processing the information, without hesitation we all agreed to keep going.
The fact is that we have already given all we have for the prospering of the magazine, and when you place your effort forward, you expect nothing less in return. Perfection. And I don't mean a perfect magazine, because given the time and experience we have in the area that is nearly impossible, however, we all wanted perfection in outcome, which is different whatsoever. We wanted perfect experiences, and the perfect sensation of final accomplishment. Knowing that we couldn't have given our baby one more bit of time nor emphasis → that is perfection.
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