The Beauty of Having Goals

Now, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to say that at times I’m not the most driven person in the world. Heck, this statement probably applies to me on most days of the week! What I have found is that whenever I am asked to do something, whether it be big or small, I will almost always put it off. That is, of course, unless there is a deadline; in that case I will put it off until it is absolutely necessary (at times this has been the day that an assignment’s due!). Pair this with feeling uninspired and you have a recipe for disaster. Example: before the beginning of my most recent semester of university I put off buying my books for so long that I created a little bit of a problem for myself. I ended up attending my first tutorials with none of the required texts, forcing me to order them online and wait five weeks before they finally showed up. By that point, there was almost no stopping the snowball-like decline of my study motivation. Without the books I didn’t do the readings, and without the readings I was behind in my classes, and once I was behind I felt so out of it that I couldn’t be bothered fully catching up. It was an absolute catastrophe; a far cry from my hard-studying days of high school!

Therefore, as you can imagine, the mid-year break is something of a nightmare for me. Why? Because I have around two months where absolutely nothing is expected of me and I am free to do whatever I want.

In other words: NO GOALS!

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