Ugh, I hate admitting this, but I need to break this habit.
I have a really horrible attention span and have trouble working for 8 hours in a row. This comes from my youth - when I was in elementary school, I’d hurry to get all my work done and then the teacher would let me go on the computers and do something fun because my marks were high. Fast forward to high school, where I realized that I could put 2 hours into a project and get a 90, but if I put in another 2 hours to polish it, I could get a 95. But then I would weigh the options and see that having the those extra two hours to myself was more important than a few extra marks when I already had a good mark. I’m not a perfectionist at all.
Of course, now that I’m in the working world this doesn’t apply at all. You’re supposed to strive for that 100 percent all the time. But I just can’t hold my attention that long. Giving me an active Internet connection at work is a bad thing, I tend to stray.
How can I start giving a damn about that extra little bit and get rid of the ‘I got the job done satisfactorily, now I can go play!’ attitude? I really don’t want to learn this the hard way…I know someone will come in here and say I’m acting like a little entitled baby, and maybe I am, but I see that and I want to stop it.