Hi, all. I’m going to talk about myself now in hopes that anyone can relate at least in part. Hey! I think I’m growing. I finally read an (this) INFJ article from Blake and I felt agreement, no self-pity, and no desire to eliminate the INFJ-ness in me, BUT ONLY an immediate curiosity into how to make this negative motivation thing “work” for me.
In the context of the present situation of my life, it would work in two ways:
Getting out of the excessive debt I got myself into by way of lack of discipline, boredom with life / changing jobs a lot, enjoying experiences, needing instant gratification
Finally achieving my career dream of becoming a working for myself by being a life / personal coach / consultant.
I can’t seem to even make a dip into these two goals because they seem to demand some deep level of positive thinking … particularly #2. I mean part of being in the personal development industry is positive affirmations and meditations and shit. My brain is flooded with negative stuff though. I feel like I’ve tried “it all” for the past decade. Life coaching programs, books, so much. Okay no, I haven’t written 3 months of morning pages. My longest streak has been 40 days.
Also, though my brain is negatively motivated in regards to myself, I’m actually a really positive person when it comes to other people and their lives.
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to reach goals via negative motivation? I don’t actually like sacrificing or suffering in the name of goal-focusing. I’m a life path 5, if anyone is into numerology.