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 No.293998

Hello wizzies, I am wondering if any of you have any advice on maintaining discipline to stick to a set of tasks or practices. I feel like I am capable of a lot more but I just can't bring myself to do everything I'd like. I've often thought about how different my life would be if I could.

I know some of you like to read obscure books and the like. Have you read about any practices that might be useful for such a thing? I have tried to research this topic in the past but literally everything I come across is half-assed, useless crap.

 No.293999

Maybe try deleting that femboy porn collection and you'll get some work done, Matty boy.

 No.294000

>>293999
This isn't Matty boy down in Australia, but he writes like him a bit.

Yeah, I can see the mix-up.

 No.294002

1. Do something you actually want to do
2. Have someone to keep you accountable
3. Set up a contingency whereby if you do not do what you are trying to do, you will suffer greatly

 No.294138

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this because I suffer from the same issue and I've come to the conclusion that there is no shortcut or trick. You just have to force it, and if you fail you can only try again harder. Looking for there to be some sort of advice is just a way to distract yourself from the brutal truth that you just have to force yourself to do it.

If you set clear goals and schedules/deadlines you can present yourself with plenty of opportunities to exercise your will and then it's just up to you to force yourself to follow through. Try to track your progress and increase the amount of times you follow through and do the things you want to do. If your goals aren't clear and can be shifted you will always find an excuse to shift them, so schedules or deadlines/quotas help. When you inevitably fail to follow through try not to get discouraged and just do your best with every new opportunity you get.

I am trying this with limited success. I can only handle one goal at a time and I am very shit at achieving it but it's better than nothing which is what I was doing previously. I am working on achieving consistency in routine first and foremost before I increase the intensity. When I don't feel like doing shit I will just do a little instead of none at all and then sometimes when I start I get into it and end up doing what I was supposed to anyway.

 No.294178

>>294138
you're right, good stuff wizzie.

i will also say that there is such a thing as 'extrinsic motivation' and 'intrinsic motivation.' extrinsic means being motivated by external / often material things to yourself. e.g. money. whereas intrinsic are internal goals like 'i wanna be the best at this.' its said that intrinsic motivation is much more powerful than extrinsic motivation. that's why when employers offer people bonuses or higher pay it doesn't automatically mean more productivity. consequently, if you want to study a degree 'to make money' and you pick something boring as fuck that you don't love you're gonna find it nightmare difficult compared to if you had a genuine love of the subject.

 No.294179

only two ways I've found:
1. have a serious consequence if I fail to do the task
2. take adhd meds



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