What's up everyone,
I'm as productive as my cat. Please help me fix it. Quite a problem in the "real world" when doing "work."
I learned of MBTI very recently... and for the first time in my life I can actually DEFINE wtf is going on with my laziness (been battling this for frigging ages). Very happy that I stumbled on this. The biggest leap in understanding so far. And I have tried a *lot* of solutions for productivity, none of them stuck.
Anyhow, I distilled quite a bit of ISTP related info to come to the following observations/drill-downs (true for me):
- We are professional reacters; we thrive in a crisis/urgent situation.
- We are capable of hyperfocus and hyperproductive states very easily when we are:
- in a crisis/urgent/troubleshooting mode, or
- deeply interested in a subject ("obsessed").
- [Not sure maybe these 2 are similar somehow, hm?]
- We have a low resistance to distractions, particularly internal impulses ("I have to check out X"). Not true if in crisis/obsession mode.
- Our emotions are very in-the-moment, thus our inspirations don't carry us through for long. We need some kind of obsession and/or firm logical reason to do it.
- Real deadlines obviously work. We procrastinate till the last moment, then kick some ass. Fake deadlines don't.
- Exercising, sports, or something Se-active would help indirectly. A tactile fix.
- As much as we hate rules and procedures for ourselves, it's probably impossible to be productive without some.
- We *could* manufacture urgency somehow.
- I don't think it's possible to become obsessed about something you don't really want to do. Would love to be proven wrong or shown how
- (not sure if right) We are internally competitive. Being in situation where we don't fit in (e.g. parties) or feel inferior, can actually be motivating. Short-term again, though.
- Multitasking is suicide for me.
- Getting started ASAP to engage Se.
- Either on something small ("the next immediate step" (small) );
- Setting a minimum daily goal (which would require very little effort).
- Capitalize on the internal impulse - when you think of task X, you drop everything and dive right in.
- Being able to control distractions and immediate impulses (what distracts you).
- Non-verabl music might actually be helpful - something to process.
- ?? What else ??
- Turning on the crisis mode (fear/duty/unavoidable/must-do-now) or obsession mode.
- We can scare the crap out of ourselves by thinking "worst possible case scenarios, doom is coming." Short term though
- No idea how to turn on the obsession mode. It would be the ULTIMATE solution.
So, any input? Techniques? Tips? Theories? Thoughts? ANYTHING?
Would really appreciate any input.
Thanks a bunch,