If you have those two traits I suggest you also research ADHD/ADD/Adult ADD. There are tactics and strategies out there specifically designed to help those who struggle maintaining focus for extended periods of time. There are also medical options which can greatly improve your ability to focus, process thoughts, live a more manageable, productive existence and have better relationships with those around you. I share this because I know and have experienced this myself.
Some people are just not meant to be robots...I use depression/boredom as a symptom that something is wrong and find the cure...but I can only speak for myself.
It is not that I am lazy...things just have to be done according to a different timeline...I will work 12 hrs a day but it has to be 12 hrs of my choosing. I saw no point in spending hours a night doing homework if I could learn something by reading the chapter. School and jobs have been difficult for this reason...I work for myself now...its better to go broke giving it a shot then it is to wonder what could have been and feeling trapped.
Every day brought fresh challenges for Paganini to keep the young firebrand’s morale high. “Roger is not a workaholic that you can hit 3,000 backhands to and he hits them and feels good doing it. Training has to be fun for Roger,” said Lundgren.
“He wants to work hard but he needs a lot of variety,” Paganini said. “He has to see that an exercise is useful to him. He is an artist. If you motivate him, then he turns into a training animal.”
I don't know if you're arguing with what I said, or if you thought I was criticizing the author, which I'm not. I saw two keywords and for me they line up with a list of symptoms which I know can be quite troubling if you think you are to blame for being lazy or not able to accomplish the things you want in life because you keep getting in your own way. It's a difficult nut to crack, but if you think you might also suffer from ADD, it's wise to research it and speak to someone who can offer a diagnosis and help you find a solution that works for you.
I worry for the young geniuses who are currently being dumbed down to the national standard with medication in order to stop them reading ahead in class...I am fortunate to be old enough to have missed it.
Edit: I am not trying to knock anyone that medication has worked for, or saying you are stupid for taking it...just pointing out (my opinion of) what happens when you give it to someone who does not need it.
I have a problem with the word cope, which is often used in these scenarios. I don't want to cope - I want to live, flourish and think. Everyone is different and there is no answer that will cover all situations. But I encourage everyone to explore all the options and make the decision after some trial, before ruling anything out. Especially when we're talking about adults.
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
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Spark by her husband John Ratey might also be of interest.