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Failure is inevitable if you want to do anything worthwhile.
Life is complicated.
Babies fall over when they’re trying to walk for the first time. In fact, they fall over repeatedly. In fact of more fact, I still fall over once in a while and I’ve got some 20 years plus into this walking thing.
Teachers will make failure look like a bad thing.
They’ll lecture you about your disappointing grade.
Your parents will do the same damn thing.
They’ll tell you it’s unacceptable to fail and they’ll go out of their way to make you feel guilty about it.
Now imagine them saying that same thing to a baby learning to walk…
“OHH…. You’re better than that baby… I’m VEEERY disappointed in you…”
They’d look like idiots. Right?
I know… I know that’s not a perfect analogy but I’m making a point. Just roll with it for a minute.
If you’re trying something new then you’re going to screw it up.
Take that as a given.
You’re going to be managing too many moving parts to possibly keep up with everything. That’s the nature of just about anything that motivated people end up doing. The more motivated you are, the more over your head you’re going to end up.
You’re going to fall just as much as that baby. Probably more because just about everyone can learn to walk.
Not everyone can achieve the goals you’re aiming for. You’re going to do something tough. That means you should expect to screw up repeatedly and embarrassingly.
Not only that though…
People will attack you for your screw ups.
Not everyone understands how it feels to be a motivated person.
(You’re reading this. You’re motivated. I know that much.)
They want you to fall into place as another cog in the machine. They might get mad because you’re not appropriately cog enough and that sometimes messes up the machine for a minute or two.
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Leave Procrastination In The Dust! Never EVER let it stop you again.
Doing stuff is easy – sometimes, right?
You only procrastinate the stuff that sucks. You don’t say, “Ahhh… I’ll read that text from my crush later.” Nope. Now… Any pause is intentional and coordinated to respond better.
Here is the problem with academics:
You probably think most academic stuff sucks – at least a little. (Especially compared to other things you could be doing.)
And the thing is:
FORCING YOURSELF TO STUDY JUST MAKES IT WORSE!
You’re slowly hardening your association of school and being miserable.
You need to create positive associations with academics. You want your brain to be getting hyped up and positive when you’re thinking about studying and giving into this internal oligarchical instinct to force yourself to studying – ain’t helpin’.
Chill the internal dictator for a moment…
A big secret: You need to STOP forcing yourself to study so much.
But, if you’re not forcing yourself then how are you going to see those killer straight-a’s that you’re always pining over?
It’s not difficult but it can sound weird to unfamiliar eyes.
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