To be motivated you need solid foundation. Otherwise, impulsiveness will destroy you.

Impulsiveness is good, when practiced in moderation. You need to give randomness a chance to drive you toward unexpected and unplanned pleasures. Sometimes impulsiveness will reward you, sometimes it will not – as with any gamble you never know. And that’s the exactly the thrill of it. The moment you try to seize control and create a winning streak, you are no longer enjoying… you are laboring.

Most importantly – know where impulsiveness begins and know where it ends. Because if you don’t, you’ll fall into same trap so many of us fall – giving impulsiveness free reign.

You need set boundaries to encompass what you represent. You must know the foundation of your character and what you stand for. You can’t make up rules and assign arbitrary meaning as you go or as it aligns with whatever you decided in certain moment. Life of abrupt changes can’t be led if you want to build. Anything non-trivial requires foundation so it can stand and function.

So define your foundation – what you consistently do for betterment of yourself and those around you. Split your day into part dictated by planning and part dictated by impulsiveness; and above all, stick with it. By all means, let there be expiry date after which you will reflect on your foundation and whether it is guiding your forward the way you expected. But in the meantime – do not improvise. Do not rationalize. Do not think.

Simply – do. Do what you are supposed to without doubts and questions. Lean on your foundation and follow your plan. You made them both for a reason.

 So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now! -Viktor E. Frankl

So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now! -Viktor E. Frankl

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  2. Impulsiveness is kind of my jam. Not only does it prevent me from stressing, worrying and preparing (whatever that might entail), but it also brings the most fun to me. However, as an adult, I acknowledge that that is not sustainable as the only route, 100% of the time.

  3. I’m pretty impulsive when it comes to writing but on a regular basis! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sometimes I work better when the inspiration just “strikes”. In those moments it might take me 15/20 minutes to generate a top-notch blog post or write most of a chapter of my next novel. I don’t see much value in setting aside 9:00 a.m. as a “writing hour” because there could be other things that I could be doing.

    I just get into a sort of “now’s the time to write” mood and that’s when I’m most effective. Thanks for this post!

    https://www.jprobinson.org

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