Laid back to fall over
October 11, 2012 5:19 AM Subscribe
Starting a new job soon; unless I can manage my chronic motivation problems, it's all going to go wrong.
Help me mefi's; what's wrong with me, what can I do? What do you do?
posted by BadMiker to work & money (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Previous job was high pressure, constantly fascinating but ultimately had no progression. I spent a lot of time feeling like I was working hard but going nowhere. I spent a lot of time not feeling motivated to work hard. Although I felt justifiably unmotivated, I'm concerned that I was just finding an excuse for being chronically lazy.
Current job has been extremely unrewarding & uninspiring, but it's also been very undemanding. I havent been under pressure to do anything so I've more or less stagnated.
Now, I have a new role; high pressure, expected to deliver, no messing around. Also working largely on my own; so no team to help keep things on track.
I dont know what to do. I really dont know how to approach a challenge like this. Previously, when under pressure to delivery I have simply refused to engage; just ignored it to everyone's (and my) frustration. I'm terrified I'm going to do the same thing; flick any challenges the bird, alienate myself, fail to deliver and disappoint everyone.
Am I the only slacker with ambition? The only person whose potential is thwarted by laziness?
What can I do? What tactics, what silly methods, what basic things can I do to change this?!