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Hi everyone,
I'm an ISTJ and I've always, and still am aspiring to having discipline as one of my notable strengths among other things of course. More specifically I've been really aiming to make myself into a person that is without a doubt relentless in preparing himself to achieve his goals and objectives.

Anyways, although I'm an ISTJ I've very rarely viewed myself as working hard enough. An example of this is that from highschool as the weekend approached I always visualized myself working my behind off during the weekends and coming back with a really impressive mastery of the concepts I was introduced to and unfamiliar with previously. I hoped to be the type of student that is studying all the time throughout the weekends but during the weekends I would come up with some excuse that I need to take time off to prevent burnout or I just procrastinated until Sunday when I usually get some work done.

I would just like to get some opinions from fellow ISTJs about how you guys manage to work so hard consistently while avoiding burnout and succumbing to excuses. Also, and I hope I'm not being to vague here could you give an idea of the type of workload or schedule that you would look at and that would definitely let you know you've been working hard. E.g. I've set a minimum amount of study time of about 10hrs a day usually I've only been meeting five. Once I studied for 16 hrs straight in 25 minute increments taking small breaks along the way its only then that I got the satisfaction that I worked pretty hard, harder that most.
Any input would be appreciated

Thanks for your time :proud:
 

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The effectiveness of time used is of import. The time consumed is of little import.

The efficacy of the study/work depends on your own comprehension and completion of tasks.

You're the only one that can be the judge of that.
 

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The effectiveness of time used is of import. The time consumed is of little import.

The efficacy of the study/work depends on your own comprehension and completion of tasks.

You're the only one that can be the judge of that.
Exactly! It reminds me of the old adage: "Work smarter, not harder." I mean, why spend an hour on a task that you could complete in 20 minutes with the same result?
 

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I agree with the above posts. Balance is the key. Business before pleasure. Weekends are about fun and relaxation, depending on your work/school schedule.
 

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Type 9 much? ;-) Anyway ... I'm the exact opposite - if things aren't exactly perfect, I usually go bat sh*t crazy. Then again, I'm an E1 - probably explains a lot.
Hahahaha. Yep! Pretty sure the OP is a 1. My answer: be more of a 9, less of a 1. :laughing:
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm an ISTJ and I've always, and still am aspiring to having discipline as one of my notable strengths among other things of course. More specifically I've been really aiming to make myself into a person that is without a doubt relentless in preparing himself to achieve his goals and objectives.

Anyways, although I'm an ISTJ I've very rarely viewed myself as working hard enough. An example of this is that from highschool as the weekend approached I always visualized myself working my behind off during the weekends and coming back with a really impressive mastery of the concepts I was introduced to and unfamiliar with previously. I hoped to be the type of student that is studying all the time throughout the weekends but during the weekends I would come up with some excuse that I need to take time off to prevent burnout or I just procrastinated until Sunday when I usually get some work done.

I would just like to get some opinions from fellow ISTJs about how you guys manage to work so hard consistently while avoiding burnout and succumbing to excuses. Also, and I hope I'm not being to vague here could you give an idea of the type of workload or schedule that you would look at and that would definitely let you know you've been working hard. E.g. I've set a minimum amount of study time of about 10hrs a day usually I've only been meeting five. Once I studied for 16 hrs straight in 25 minute increments taking small breaks along the way its only then that I got the satisfaction that I worked pretty hard, harder that most.
Any input would be appreciated

Thanks for your time :proud:
I'm pretty much the same as you when it comes to small things.

When it comes to larger things like course work, what I do is I have a task in mind then break it down. I'll use my computers project as an example. What I did was first identify what I needed to accomplish the task. (I was doing a video tutorial, so it was, record video then record voice then edit video then add voice over then compile on DVD). Once broken down, break it down into further sections, and then work on them over the course of a few days until it is complete. If at any time, you feel as if you are behind schedule, go ahead and work more on a certain day. Do this until you're done, put together whatever you have been doing and you should be done.

I find it less stressful to do work this way, and I usually accomplish more using this method.
 
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