I never knew patience. I wasn't raised to [deferring of accountability by blaming parents - check!]. So now as an adult, I find it exceedingly difficult to do anything with consistency. Patience is a prerequisite for success that I failed.
My work, study, eating, workout and social habits were built on indulging. I worked, studied, ate, worked-out and socialized until I dropped! Graphically, if I had compiled historical data and I could plot my effort as a function of time, we would see the recurrence of the following pattern: short periods of nothing, quick (accelerating/decelerating) rises that settle for months at plateaus, then sudden drops back to zero.
I'm hoping that calling myself out on it publicly will help me fix it. A lot of wheels in motion! The worst thing for me to do now is lose momentum.