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how can I overcome my lack of mental willpower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew D, USA Ret Sep 7, 2013. 5 Replies

hi,I wasn't sure wether I should post this in this forum or in the "career" part. But since it affects all my life, it might be better here.I always prided myself on posessing a good amount of…Continue

How to handle this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SteveSF Apr 28, 2012. 17 Replies

Okay, let me first give you a short introduction since it is my first post here. I'm a 24 yr old college student, and I'm about to graduate. More relevant to this topic, I've had 2 relationships so…Continue

 

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David F. replied to Veered away's discussion how can I overcome my lack of mental willpower
"I think you have a great point about progress. I have my office mac set to announce the time every 15 min. When reading dry work I'll set repeating 5 minute timer.  It usually takes about 15-30 minutes of fighting until I settle into the…"
Sep 5, 2013
Veered away replied to Veered away's discussion how can I overcome my lack of mental willpower
"Thank you for your answer, I have a minor type of learning disorder, you are correct in that aspect, but it's nothing worth medicating :) I also don't think that it's just a matter of focus problems. If I like to do something, I can…"
Sep 5, 2013
RM replied to Veered away's discussion how can I overcome my lack of mental willpower
"You succeed at physical tasks probably because you have seen progress and positive results in this realm. Perhaps you are naturally quite athletic, and over time you have developed a strong self esteem in physical activity. Therefore your intrinsic…"
Sep 5, 2013
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how can I overcome my lack of mental willpower

hi,I wasn't sure wether I should post this in this forum or in the "career" part. But since it affects all my life, it might be better here.I always prided myself on posessing a good amount of willpower. I've walked 100km in 24 hours a couple of times, I used to swim at national level as a kid,... and most people would describe me as "tough". Challenge me to something physical requiring mainly willpower and I WILL succeed....But lately I've been thinking about my life (especially how I got…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Veered away replied to Ash Mathew's discussion How does a man serve two masters?
"I don't know if you read it already, but I believe this article applies to your situation and might provide some insights   http://artofmanliness.com/2010/06/05/vocation-and-avocation/"
May 1, 2012
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Apr 29, 2012
Veered away replied to D. Martin's discussion How to stay a gentleman in this situation?
"Sounds rough,...It's a load of problems you're describing, which all combine into one large tangled mess, I assume that she moved in across from you after the break up, or did you move in across from her?Anyway, you are living across from…"
Apr 29, 2012
SteveSF replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"Cool, I agree that giving her another shot is the best choice. I mean what if she turns out to be the love of your life AND gets the big job. You'll have a good story to tell at parties for the rest of your life about how she stood you up for…"
Apr 28, 2012
Veered away replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"After reading the posts here I've decided to give it another shot.   About the only way to contact through fb,... Well, I'll remedy that if the date goes through, but if you meet a person once, and will never run into them again,…"
Apr 28, 2012
Native Son replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"You give it one more shot (this allows for Murphy's Law).  If it's a no go, you're done and don't bother with it. I may be not up to speed on the current social mores, but your only contact method is fb?  Smething is…"
Apr 28, 2012
Ody replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"Couldn't hurt to call the number, even if her excuse is a little sketchy. ask her about that interview the next time you talk to her. Doesn't sound real to me, but who knows, maybe some people do after hours interviews. It kinda sounds…"
Apr 28, 2012
Kafka Collins replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet but-- Wait. I would accept her excuse, because well, at face value, sure that could happen. But don't jump to immediately ask her out again. Wait a week or two before contacting her…"
Apr 28, 2012
Thomas replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"That interview excuse doesn't smell right at all, but I don't think she'd give you her number unless it was a sincere gesture of interest/regret.  You have nothing to lose by accepting this offer, so go for it."
Apr 27, 2012
D.J. replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"I agree with the consensus that her excuse was legit. She apologize profusely and SHE gave YOU her phone number without even being asked. I'd say she's interested. Give it another shot. If you get stood up again let her go. Otherwise,…"
Apr 27, 2012
Steam Engine replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"I don't really see an issue...she apologized, and gave you her cell number. Sounds to me like she's still interested. The interview at night does sound odd though...maybe it was a "we buy you dinner in the hopes of impressing you and…"
Apr 27, 2012
Mike Wisbrock replied to Veered away's discussion How to handle this?
"She gave you her number, unsolicited.  She's at least that interested."
Apr 27, 2012

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