When motivation is a problem...
I talked about it in my own introduction post, but those get snowed under easily I noticed, so I wanted to share this with everyone.
For me, procrastination is partly because of a lack of motivation. Not that I do not like what I am doing (work, study,...) or something, but more that I can not find that little push inside to give me the energy.
In search of motivational and inspirational videos on youtube, I came along this video:
And yes, this video is about 'success' and not 'procrastination' but it is a powerful speech nonetheless. Also important to keep in mind is that 'success' is only defined as to what you want in life. So in the end, what he says is applicable to many situations. The most interesting part actually started when I read more about this person and saw more of his videos. This guy grew up in poor conditions, getting kicked out of the house, out of school and so on. It took him a long time to get his degrees, but now he is doing his PhD and doing motivational talks for schools, universities, sports teams, bussinesses, ...So he has the story to back up his claims in his videos.
He also does a weekly motivational video on monday (TGIM- Thank God It's Monday) where he pumps you up and most of the time will give 3 principles to tackle your problems or to get to success in your life. And as I said, success is defined for yourself as ' to reach what you want out of life' and that can as well be 'dealing with procrastination' or even getting rid of it if that is possible. So his principles are most of the time useful for anyone in any kind of situation.
You can find more of his videos through his youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/etthehiphoppreacher If interested, I would definitely give his TGIM series (now at season 5) a chance!
And don't forget to limit yourself to 1 or 2 videos a day or something:
(PS2: I am in no way affiliated or something! And sorry for my English sometimes, it is not my first language.)