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Lacking Ambition As An Introvert (INFP Personality Type)

Over the course of my life, I have found myself missing that “drive” that people around me appear to possess.  I have always lacked in the motivation department.  I tend to procrastinate and shrug things off as unimportant if I don’t have the ambition to get started on something.  I have struggled with this from childhood.  I find it so easy to become inspired; and I will make plans and to-do lists galore.  I always have such good intentions but that is where it ends – intentions.  There appear to be many explanations for this:  Perfectionism, fear, boredom, priorities, self-consciousness, etc.  I have managed to accomplish the things that have been exceptionally important in my life, but they tend to take me much longer than I had initially planned.  For instance, when I decided to go to school it was something that I had wanted to do for years.  I was so excited and inspired to finally be heading in the direction toward my new career.  Over the course of my years spent attending school, many things got in the way of my end goal.  Once again there was fear, perfectionism, boredom, a lack of time management, and many other components that kept me stalled.  School ended up taking me longer than I had first anticipated.  I wanted to graduate so badly but I couldn’t find that initial motivation that I had felt so strongly in the beginning.

 

Through those experiences I have realized that I have absolutely no problem with finding my initial inspiration, but the problem lies in keeping that momentum going long after I have started.  From my own personal research, I have found that this is a fairly common attribute in introverts and, even more specifically, INFP (introversion, intuition, feeling, perception) personality types.  I’m sure there are many individuals out there who find themselves struggling with the same issue.  So my question is this:  What is it that these people do to keep moving forward when this happens to them?  What is it that reignites that spark inside that is necessary to continue?  I am currently on a path of discovery to find what I need to do in order to get myself going again once I have hit that brick wall.  Creating this blog is my starting point!

 

Are you an introvert who has found yourself struggling with the same thing?  Please feel free to comment below with your own experience!