Hi everyone, I'm a rising junior in a decent university in my country and I'm doing reasonably well in my classes and would like to grad school. Feeling that I have the competence to learn a bit more, I've always wanted to go beyond the standard syllabus and also train myself as a good problem solver. owever, every time set up a plan for myself to work on some problem solving book or self-study with a textbook, I almost inevitably procrastinate every day and end up doing nothing and wasting time for an extended period of time. (For instance creating this thread has been a way of procrastinating and escaping my original plan of reading Shankar.) I believe I'm genuinely interested in both Maths and Physics. For instance I had an Honors Lin. Alg. II course this semester and the professor occasionally assigned some bonus questions. (considerably harder than the "hard" questions in Friedberg.) I gave a lot of thought to those questions (for a few days or so), and was absolutely thrilled when I actually made progress bit-by-bit everyday and finally reached the stage where I completely solved the problem. The same goes with Physics and I believe these are good indicators that I'm actually interested the subjects. The fact that I'm incapable of doing anything according to plans set by myself (without any external pressure) strikes me (as opposed to my excitement to work on something that I didn't plan ahead), as I think it severely limits my abilities, and will cause eventually cause my trouble in grad school, where self-motivation is of high importance. Does anyone have any thought on this, or any personal experience how to overcome this? Thanks a lot.