*staring into space*
April 3, 2006 5:03 PM Subscribe
How do I become an ass-kicking high achiever?
posted by BruceL to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
At 34, I find myself totally loaded with things that need to get done, but aren't.
Work-wise, I've got 21 papers stacked up on the runway, waiting for me to start kicking out drafts. Home-wise, the wife comes up with five new projects for every one that takes me a month to complete. Career-wise, there's just a ton of stuff I need to be doing. I'm pathetically inactive wrt citizenship, politics, world events, future/contingency planning, and a host of other adult responsibilities.
I've made huge changes in the last two years that should have made all the difference; got a handle on my mild depression, drastically cut time spent on computer-related recreation, totally beat a decade-long battle with debilitating neck and back pain, put a firm GTD scheme in place, tripled how much I can bench, got more sleep, and have the Diet Of The Gods. Hell, I even use my drivetime for audiobooks.
The changes have made a difference in my productivity, it's true, but I'm wondering what I can do to take things to the next level when the simple truth is that I fundamentally lack the hard-driving burning desire most successful people seem to have. If no one is in my face demanding something then I just flake out and turn to useless mush, and things are going undone for very long periods of time.
I know the answer is probably different for all people and might be buried in the details of my own personal situation, but just generally... Any ideas on how a comfortable, lazy sack turns himself into a Rocking God? I don't expect to become Bob Page and get close to ruling the world, I just want to have my NA list in front of me and be able to dredge up the stones to actually do some of those things.