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Procrastinator with ambitions (I want to be a Computer Engineer)

  1. Jan 15, 2012 #1
    Hi there. I'm currently in grade 11. I'm taking courses like physics, chemistry, math and computer science. I do very well in school when I put in the effort but lately I've just been procrastinating and being sort of apathetic about everything except technology. I am very addicted to the internet and technology in general. I don't quite know how to stop myself from wasting time on it. It's kind of consuming my life. I used to have excellent an work ethic but that's changing and I don't like it at all. I know that I have the potential to succeed and reach my goal of being a computer engineer, but if I keep this bad habit up I will never get there. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jan 15, 2012 #2
    Here's some advice: Change your work ethic back.
    Working hard is never going to be easy, and there's not a reallya tried and tested method for solving this problem. THe best way is to simply FORCE yourself. Not easy, but the best way.
  4. Jan 15, 2012 #3
    Lol. Don't even worry about it. When I was in grade 11, I was probably the one of the worst students at my school, being that I had absolutely no work ethics, and at times getting into trouble with authorities. I was one of those lazy students until I discovered physics, and computer science, which made me transform overnight. Like you, I have a pretty addictive personality. But if you direct this addiction in the right way, it can become passion. When I was in high school, I remember studying more than 10 hours a week would be a monumental achievement. But as an undergrad majoring in the computer engineering, I can say that I study almost 50 hours outside of class, and I don't ever get tired, because it is that much fun. So that's my story. Anyways, as a computer engineer, you still need to go through all those boring GE's so make sure to not screw up in those classes. And you also have to complete all the basic math and physics classes in order to get into all the major classes. But everyone will tell you, you have to have work ethics if you want to do well. But once you have it, it's smooth sailing because momentum is on your side.
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