Hiya, so I've noticed lately that whenever I'm doing something and it gets difficult, I'm so quick to just give up on doing it completely! This really bothers me.
Up until sixth form at school, I would persevere when the work got hard, I would go to the teacher during lunchtimes and after school to try to understand something I found hard. I would continue and continue until I understood the thing. I had a goal to get the best grade possible and I let nothing stop me from achieving that. However once I started sixth form, if I found the work hard, I would give up and not really care that it would make me do badly. I was unhappy and I just couldn't be bothered.
Now that I've finished school permanently, this bad work ethic remains. If I find something very unpleasant but it is necessary, I will often either get out of doing it or do it, but a really bad job of it. I just ask myself - did my bad sixth form experience really destroy my motivation, self-control and perseverance?
I just seem to have this attitude that 'if the thing is not easy and fun to do, there's no point in doing it' and 'life's too short to be bothering with difficult things'.
I just worry as I'm hoping to go to uni after my gap year, but with my current state of mind, won't I give up on that too? How can I possibly be happy and successful in life if I just walk away the second things hit rockier waters?
I wonder - how can I regain my work ethic?
Stick or dump?