How can a "lazy" person develop successful work habits?
June 3, 2008 8:09 AM Subscribe
How can a self-described "lazy" person develop really effective and successful long-term work habits?
posted by itchi23 to human relations (22 answers total) 70 users marked this as a favorite
I start graduate school in the fall (MFA program,) and I want to be extremely productive and active in my work during that period in order to be quite successful later in life. There's nothing new in that story - but I've never developed any kind of "good" work habits.
Throughout my undergrad (and going back to high school, earlier) I've always skated through classes and work, just getting by and underachieving. Now, when I really want to pursue a project or idea, I'll get really fired up, and then my enthusiasm dies or I'll get distracted or I'll make up reasons why surfing for teh pr0ns or playing snes is a much better idea than doing the work I really love. I'll finish a project here and there, but nothing close to what I could do if I wasn't ...."lazy." I've tried all sorts of self-help and motivational stuff, and usually I'll follow it for a while and be really productive, and then back to the old habits. Needless to say, I'm looking for any gimmicky or new age-y solutions.
I want to develop rock-solid work habits and be extremely self-motivated; I have a lot of ambition, but it rarely manifests itself into action. It's been quite a while since I've experienced "flow" - and I want that back.
Any suggestions, thing that've worked for you, websites, blogs, etc?