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Tom Legg
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Hey there!
And welcome to my page!!

Don't be shy to introduce yourself, I don't bite! :iconravesplz:

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Don't worry this isn't a deep dramatic journal about personal revelation (that comes later ;))

Thought I'd just let people know that I came across an excellent article about someone's experiences with procrastination and that it's far deeper than just being lazy. I read it a couple of days ago so details aren't perfect but either the gist or one point from it was that people that tended to succeed in childhood placed greater expectation on themselves to succeed later in life. By putting off a task they prevent themselves from being susceptible to the consequences of failing. We fear failure more than we desire success.

That's most of what I took from it and I honestly feel a lot better with myself having read it. It finally puts things in perspective and I can understand it better, which is the first step to conquering a problem.

If you follow a couple of the links in the article then you'll be on the guys blog or whatever, and I found a few more articles from his 'Experiments' tab which are very interesting. Seeing someone else attempt to tackle some problems or just try something out is quite inspiring to make some changes of my own.

So I did.

I decided to take my first baby step to stopping myself from thinking 'I'll do that later'. Clearing my dA inbox. It had gotten particularly bad as I was leaving it for days and also keeping entire comics 'for later'. I figured 1800 was enough. So I slashed that down to size, figuring if I still hadn't read/looked up something then the part of me that cared about that thing was long gone and got rid of it. Right now my deviation messages sits under 50 and that makes me very happy. An insignificant problem that was deceptively big and annoying is now out of my way, and I hope I don't stop there.

Chances are I may not make any more changes any time soon, but I like to think that this starts a chain of events. Be it tomorrow or in several years I might remember that article and take my second step away from the vicious circle of procrastination.

tldr: Read the link. Procrastination isn't always laziness, it's a deeper rooted psychological problem.


Peace out! :wave:


Song of the week comes from a brand new interest I took in shamisen music! Enjoy the Yoshida Brothers~
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Yoshida Brothers
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Awakening

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Thank you SO much for your favourite!
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NingNinja Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh don't mention it :)

I just thought he was adorable! :D I quite like how you did the hair too ^^
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If you want a little commission to exalt the cuteness just ask me!
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Thanks for the :+fav:!

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GreenDoodle Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday Tomo-kun! ;u; I shall have something for you in due time, but as of the moment, I have many tests and finals and essays to write, and I am failing a lot of my classes so my parents won't let me do anything other than work. But, I hope you had a great day, nonetheless! *throws confetti and hands you bday balloons* :heart:
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NingNinja Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you very much Cookie-chan! :heart: That's fine, of course you need to put your studies first ^^ My Birthday was very nice :) One of my frineds is drawing me a gift! And I got a 3DS XL case for my Fire Emblem 3DS which I needed! Thank you! :party:
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P-Stew Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yoyo
HAPPY BIRTHDAAYY!
//throws confetti everywhere//
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NingNinja Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cheers man! :icondancingplz:
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SerenityAme Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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NingNinja Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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