Someone said something to me yesterday. I was telling him about how poor my work ethic is, and about what a shy, quiet person I am. I was born that way, and it hasn’t been an easy process to change. This guy was several years older than me. He is a real socialite, going to whatever parties he can, meeting with lots of different people on a day to day basis. But he told me he hasn’t been very social until recently. In fact, at my age he was just like I am now with a very closed circle of close friends and not very open to new people.
He told me something along the lines of the following:
“I wish I was the way I am now at your age. I go to all these parties and meet all these people, but my body can’t take it at my age like the way yours could.”
He was basically telling me to suck it up and have a kick ass life now while I can really enjoy it. And he is completely right. While he was talking about my social life and my honest inability to really converse with someone I don’t really know well, it can also apply to my work ethic, too.
The reason I haven’t blogged here as often as I used to was because I have just been lazy. I could lie to you and say I’ve been building new campaigns all day long, that wouldn’t be the full truth. Sure, I but in at least 3-4 hours of work a day, but I know I could do more. What I’ve really been doing is playing Borderlands and Dragon Age, and while they are both great games, they’re time wasters and in the end I don’t get anything productive done from it.
So I’m not really sure what to say other than if you are going to change, change now. If you are going to work hard, work hard now. If you are going to build a kick ass campaign, build it now. If you are gonna do anything productive, do it now. Your future self will thank you.