I actually came in here to say that your posts (plus re-reading those two articles you posted) have lit a fire under my ass. I found myself waking up today to my mind accessing and processing information in my sleep. In my half asleep mode, I was aware of myself using pneumonic devices in my sleep to remember every word I was thinking about.
I also see opportunities to maximize my time more efficiently than I had before. I realized that iwas trying to apply the bad habits I chose to form in my old job to do those, and those habits were failing miserably. For the first time since I started this, I believe that I can do this and do it with paassion (rather than fear of failure).
Thanks for your posts steve. You've definitely inspired a new outlook on this for me.