How do I get the workaholic mentality? I recently graduated and have been wasting huge amounts of free time. Once I get a job I know I'll regret it so fucking much.
I'm a world class expert at the "feeling guilty about not working" part. Now I just need to figure out how to do the "do any work at all" part.
Are there any productivity systems that will help me? Or is the only good system a lack of any system? Everytime I try to implement a system then I immediately think that the only worthwhile system is no system and I should just use my common sense rather than rely on a system.
>How do i get the workaholic mentality?
By actually enjoying and looking forward to your work. Just get up and get it done. It really isn't more complicated than that. If you hate what you're doing or are indifferent to it you won't be motivated to kill it every time you're put on a project or daily work duties. Unless you make yourself motivated by just having the desire to outperform the competition and having pride in your work, you lazy fuck.
The business world is not like college. I know of someone who got fired from a prop trading firm for checking the world cup score on their computer.
When you get your job, just think about how much money you're making and what the hell you would do if your boss fired you for goofing off.
Well to answer your OP, once you start working a career job you will be motivated because you put all your time into it. I would really focus on getting a job in your field. What is your degree?
I find it hard to believe you failed multiple interviews just due to poor social skills. You might be doing something else wrong, like applying for jobs you aren't qualified for.
You start your own business
No one who is a workaholic is a wage slave.
Like the guy above said, you can't push yourself if you don't look forward to work, and you can't look forward to work if you're not the one reaping the rewards of your labor
Extreme anxiety about failure OP
Every minute I'm not working, reading, learning or working on financial models I get more and more anxious
I'd advise a routine of caffeine pills, <5 hours sleep, and a workout routine
Once you have discipline in your life, you won't stop
This. Working in an office where everybody is lazy, stupid, or both will destroy your work ethic. I know it did a number on mine. Thankfully I have side projects so I may recover someday...