You can’t get no cornmeal made

28 01 2013

Oh lordy, am I lazy.

The less I have to do, the less I get done.

Now, on the one hand: Duh! If I have two things to do I get fewer things done than if I have 8 things to do, but that’s not what I mean.

No, what I mean is: If you give me large amounts of time in which to accomplish a few tasks, I will. . . not accomplish them. This is less of a problem if I owe work to someone else, but if it’s just for me? Mmmm, no.

Classes begin this week, and while, yes, I have completed my syllabus for my bioethics class (updated, shifted a bit), I haven’t yet bothered to print it out, or to get my shit together for tomorrow.

Hey, that’s what the morning’s for.

And my other class, well, that one doesn’t begin until next week, so hey, I got a whole week to overhaul (as opposed merely to updating) the thing.

Deadlines, man, I need deadlines. Gimme a deadline and I’ll git ‘er done. No deadline, no dice.

Oh, to be self-starting and self-disciplined. . . !

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4 responses

28 01 2013
geekhiker

If you figure out the secret, will you share? My motivation has gone straight out the window…

29 01 2013
thenathancarlsonproject

yeah I know how that is, i have a problem with motivation sometimes too. Let us know when you figure out the secret 🙂

29 01 2013
dmfant

not to further distract you but:
Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1719

1 02 2013
absurdbeats

Two things work for me: Deadlines and habit.

The problem with the second, of course, is disciplining oneself enough to create that habit. . . .

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