Have you ever been told "You have NO SENSE OF URGENCY!"?
My father told me today that he has never detected a sense of urgency in me, even though I should feel urgency about getting things done. Actually a former professor, who I had a falling out with, said the same thing, and my wife (relationship currently on the rocks), etc.
When I was young I often fought with my temper-tantrum throwing bigger, older brother, and I think I learned to simply shut down, because I never won a fight, either intellectually or physically, and learned simply not to fight.
It's not that I am fearless -- I am plenty anxious about speaking in public, or meeting people, etc., but even though intellectually I can forsee my procrastination leading to losing a job, not getting my degree, divorce and worse, so far I still don't feel a sense or urgency, but intellectually I know I'm up s*'s creek.
Does this describe anyone else's situation? Any insights?