Re: Help with Personal Problem...
Well its normal to lose interest in things over time. I myself have had many projects go nowhere - sometimes it is due to poor planning, other times its due to other more pressing duties, sometimes I genuinely tire of what it is I'm doing. I wouldn't consider this an area of concern, unless you are not doing this with everything in your life (or in the major areas, such as study, relationships, work). The Road Less Travelled M. Scott Peck is a very good read and has some interesting insights into the issue of discipline (there is a chapter on why we procrastinate). Often the reason for it is the last that you would ever suspect.
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At the beginning of anything i decide to do, i have a lot of energy and enthusiasm, like when i come up with a new game that i want to program, for example.
the first few days are spent almost entirely on the project that i have set for myself. i cant even imagine wanting to do anything except that particular project.
then, as suddenly as it came to me, my energy disappears. i begin putting off working on my project and eventually have a hard time getting back to it. this happens with everything i do. i wanted to be a writer at one time, and managed to write a few short stories. i began a novel and got about 30-40 pages into it and lost all interest.
i guess what im getting at is, does anyone here suffer from this problem? and if so, do you know of any way to cope with it? I have heard that it has to do with my personality type (INTP for those familiar with meyers-briggs personality types). its frankly ruining my life and keeping me from doing anything worthwhile...[
BTW I believe personality types are a myth (i.e. - that our personalities are dynamic and change with our environment). I could fit myself into several of the Myers Briggs categories.