Procrastination Nation

I’m a big time procrastinator and it eats up most of my time and day.  I have a general fear of just trying coupled with plain laziness.  At the end of the day, I am genuinely not happy  about my progress.  I’m still content with myself overall, but I feel as if I didn’t get the most out of my day.  I watched a Ted Talk by Ted Urban and it was actually pretty uplifting, so check it out if you have time.  Basically, he says we are not motivated because we don’t have a deadline, but that we must realize the end of our life is a deadline and some of us are going to be disappointed when we reach it.  I do not really fear new things, I just have a general anxiety about it, so the only thing that’s stopping me is that I am just lazy, which means I’m comfortable where I am.  The thing about success, though, is that you must never feel comfortable.  The moment you feel comfortable, you’ll let your guard down and slow down.  That’s not what I want and need to achieve in my life, so I need to start making changes.  Not everyone is born with drive, but many people are born with some sort of talent, but that doesn’t mean those who don’t have drive can’t develop it.  If you develop your passion, you will also develop your drive because the two are intertwined.  Drive is the ability to never be satisfied and comfortable, and that’s what makes an individual seek out more.  Drive can also be severely detrimental, but there is always bad with good if you can accept it.  Find your passion and you can find your drive.

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