Even though I have a good set of goals I'm passionate about, and no matter what I try - despite of occasional, temporary periods of relative success, I always get back to a state of passiveness, laziness, computer/TV addiction and extreme procrastination.
What Have I Tried
For about 10+ years I tried to change this, using -
- The Pomodoro technique
- GTD (though I was never focused long enough in order to actually finish the book
- Don't break the chain (but I always do break it, eventually)
And also just taking the time (an hour or a year) to get away and rethink my life.
But as mentioned, while all of these really helped, non of them managed to create a real, long-term life change.
I know there's a solution to this - a training program or a set of actions I can do that will allow me to really become a different person. And I do understand this is something I have to train hard for, not an instant revolution. But I'm having a real problem figuring out what this set of actions is, as I've already tried many things, many times.
I'm also having a very hard time 'believing' new methods, books and ideas in this area, as none of them has worked as I wanted it to. But I do believe real people. I always find real life stories more inspiring than anything else, as they show not only concepts but a living proof that those concepts actually work.
What real life stories have been published about a long-term change of this nature? (In books, movies, blogs, videos, etc.)
What training programs with a real proof of effectiveness have been published?
By change, I mean a person that was once passive, and then actively changed her life in the long term. For that matter, self-help books / methods by people who have actually always been able to achieve goals might not help, as they won't prove change.