I just found out that all my problems are due to me being lazy.
Has anyone here overcome stuff like laziness and procrastination?
Probably, you should find reasons why you are lazy and do something with them. I don't think you can't do anything just because you're "lazy".
Maybe something that you can't accomplish because of your laziness is not important for you. Maybe you're afraid of making mistakes. Maybe it's something else. Find it and do something to improve the situation.
Sorry for my idiocy
oh I thought you might be someone from another thread
the only way to overcome is some strong desire or interest in a specific thing
also low self esteem/depression kills the desire to work
Yeah, I overcame it with a little help from my friends, S T I M U L A N T S.
Start small. If its shit like cleaning up your place then start in a small section and work your way out. if it doesnt start to make you feel better, move onto shit like rearranging shelfs or something gay like that. Hell, organize your computer files and feel productive. the rest will come in time if you keep it up.
I have dexedrine but after a week or so of taking it I get side effects. It really doesnt strike me as a long term solution.
>What it takes is REAL self discipline
Ok then, how do I get REAL self discipline?
Read "the brain that changes itself."
Research hippocampal neurogenesis, models of SSRI action, effects of exercise on the brain.
Develop an action plan and stick to it, be military with yourself. Incorporate small changes in diet, daily exercise, and engage in new activities that stimulate the brain.
Decide that you can make yourself (your brain) how you want it to be; realize that people have recovered limb control after strokes, massive learning disabilities, and terrible injuries via willpower and cognitive training.
Most of all, never give uppu.
Absolutely this. Also, as you progress through the skill levels/formative stages of anything, you learn to overcome the errors you made in the past. Even if you start something today, you'll come back tomorrow having remembered why you failed, and will be ready to work on the necessary corrections. Improvement in anything is a matter of doing it long enough that you never stop failing; in this way, you also never stop improving.
Watch Limitless, the film with Bradley Cooper in it.
Granted, we have no drugs that will help you access more of your brain, but the process he goes through is astounding and pretty motivational.
Guy undergoes metamorphosis from borderline alcoholic waster to Chad with an amazing work ethic. It always puts a fire under my ass anytime I watch it. Try it out.
I feel like this doesn't apply to me though.
The people who overcame something terrible usually had a proper brain to begin with. It seems mine has always been broken by default. I have Asperger though so that might have something to do with it. My dad has a schizoaffective disorder which it seems I may have inherited.
I will read that book though, sounds fun.
>tfw well into 99th percentile of iq
>lazy as all fuck
But take out the drug.
He started by cleaning he's apartment and everything crew bigger and bigger. Start changeing little things in your life and big things change as a result of that.