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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lack of Interest

Procrastination and a lack of interest are not the same. Suppose you're not interested in painting flowers on your picket fence or in welding metal plates for a living.  By avoiding these activities, you lose nothing of value to you. On the other hand, put off priority responsibilities because of a lack of interest in the process, and this can have a boomerang effect. Beating procrastination on the small stuffYou tell yourself, "I'm not interested."  Okay, tell that to a hearing officer if you decide you are not interested in paying the fine for  a speeding ticket. You have a low interest in filling out tax forms.  College applications may be a pain to do and this type of discomfort  holds no interest for you. However, by giving the admissions people what they want, you can get what you want, which is your letter of acceptance.  Your roof leaks. A storm is heading your way. You have little interest in going through the paces of repairing the roof. You have less interest in incurring the greater expense of paying for extensive water damage. You do what you have little interest in doing to support a higher order enlightened interest. Some activities have a lack of interest written all over them. Changing your baby's diaper is an example. However, you may have a greater interest, which is to keep your baby healthy. Throughout your life, you'll do many uninteresting things. Learning to read may be frustrating and uninteresting. Yet, reading will later prove useful, interesting, and entertaining. Motivation for doing something uninteresting doesn't have to be a precondition for action.  Your enlightened interest may be to achieve a desired outcome or to avoid a negative one. Remember you don't need to be interested in a priority to do it.

-Roger

17 comments:

Scienide said...

True, true! I have some first hand experience, totally correct haha.

Anonymous said...

Great Advice man. You're an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work .

revilo251 said...

Totally true! awesome advice :D

Jonathan said...

It's best to keep on top of things, despite whether or not you're motivated. Could have a multiplier effect and things will get out of hand as you become oh so lazy.

rooble said...

Everything's about motivation I guess, sadly the older I get the less motivated and interested I am.

Spensieri said...

Brilliantly said.

Paulxi said...

Definitely sound advice to follow. It's one of the traits you need if you wanna be successful in this world. Although... I'll admit I still procrastinate a lot, haha.

Wesley said...

I have to be really motivated to do something... or I procrastinate. Totally true man.

Rlx said...

Thats true and applies to everything you do.

Deso said...

I couldn't agree more. You should say stop whining too!

Luis said...

you're completely right, great post.

Yono said...

Great post, couldn't agree more

Wesley said...

I agree with ya man

Anonymous said...

Everything you said is true
nice post :)

News Mobile said...

Brilliantly

AgusFan said...

This is awesome! Great post guy! =D

frankcom said...

Your right my friend, and well writeen as well :)

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