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This pertains to work. Is it difficult to stay motivated? For me it's real tough. I have lotsa self discipline when it comes to certain things, but when it comes to work I've always been a gross underachiever and now that I'm self-employed it's costing me big. I was always described as a lazy student by my educators and managed a's and b's with zero effort. I lose focus very easily and it's a real chore to concentrate on something unless there's a hard deadline.

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View PostYeah for me it is... I should be studying right now...

 

 

 

How are you in class? I was a total clown. I had to for some classes a couple years ago and decided that since I'm in my 30's that I could be a "good student". Wrong. While I didnt act out, I could not pay attention for for than a few minutes before drifting away into la-la land. No matter how hard I tried it was almost painful to remain focused.

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Yeah I'm alright, I'm in 9th grade now so I'm making the effort a little more since college depends on this, and life pretty much depends on college so...

 

But yeah I goof off in a lot of my classes but I still get by with better than average grades. We took the PSATs and I placed in the 53rd percentile for college seeking JUNIORS... I'm a freshman.

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View PostThis pertains to work. Is it difficult to stay motivated? For me it's real tough. I have lotsa self discipline when it comes to certain things, but when it comes to work I've always been a gross underachiever and now that I'm self-employed it's costing me big. I was always described as a lazy student by my educators and managed a's and b's with zero effort. I lose focus very easily and it's a real chore to concentrate on something unless there's a hard deadline.

 

 

Your failure is not enough to motivate you? Good democrat.

 

Failure is not a "hard deadline"? Better democrat.

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Any chance that it has to do with your jobs? Maybe you're not really interested in what you're doing. For example, if you had a job as a product reviewer for a tackle company (this is a fishing website) or a product designer maybe you'd be more focused? I know if I could find a similar paying job playing guitar or enough to support my family, I would be much more motivated.

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View PostYour failure is not enough to motivate you? Good democrat.

 

Failure is not a "hard deadline"? Better democrat.

 

 

 

Way to cut a guy. frown.gifwink.gif

 

I didnt say failure, just underachiever. Although I do at times feel like kind of a failure. I get by fine. But getting by is not a goal anyone should aspire towards. It's startin to really bug me.

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View PostAny chance that it has to do with your jobs? Maybe you're not really interested in what you're doing. For example, if you had a job as a product reviewer for a tackle company (this is a fishing website) or a product designer maybe you'd be more focused? I know if I could find a similar paying job playing guitar or enough to support my family, I would be much more motivated.

 

 

In the past that's exactly what I thought it was. In 2005 I started a career that I like more than anything I've ever done. I get to sneak off to fish without requesting time off, I'm not subjected to ridiculous office politics or told that I'm insensitive by HR. I get to be a little creative. I get to write, which I enjoy very much. And I get to analyze data and report my opinion. Best of all, I'm always learning. It requires a broad skillset which is great for someone like me who has bounced around and held positions in both the blue and white collar worlds. Yet I find myself staring at my computer screen or heckling Fnm for hours. Valuable hours.

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I'm in a pretty recession proof business so I have little fear of unemployment. At least for the time being.

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