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Quote: any start usually leads to new ideas on how to progress
I find it so.
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Go to bed with one fixed mind set - awake tomorrow and do it, no matter how you feel then
At least one particular chore will have been completed
My goodness, are you me? I do exactly the same - lists everywhere. I am a terrible procrastinator. I have no solution I'm afraid. I wish I knew the answer.
Quote: "Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!"
I always worked on the principle of doing the thing that's hardest first...but then I found Homer Simpson...who said:-
If somethings hard to do, it's not worth doing!!
how about giving yourself a treat every time you finish something?...or just start at the beginning and do each job one at a time...?
or finally...JUST GET ON WITH IT!!!!!
Not starting or completing tasks?
a) Fear of failure
b) Fear of praise
A childhood based sense of dread that can be very debilitating. It can be overcome by applying strict discipline and non-avoidance of the tasks to be done. However, repeated avoidance (putting off) is a form of power and control. As the time approaches to start work, anxiety builds at the thought of praise or failure. Postponement puts the task avoider back in control but any comfort gained from that is short-lived. Routine and proper completion of tasks has to be just that.....routine.
Quote: I always worked on the principle of doing the thing that's hardest first
I always worked on the principle of getting someone else to do the thing that's hardest first
In my thankfully recently past working life i went to any number of team days etc about this and encountered a myriad of "models". Can I remember any of it...not a lot.
One that stuck in my mind though is a simple two by two grid of your tasks..
Vertical axis is importance (that might be finanacial, career building or whatever) and the horizontal axis is simplicity/quickness to difficulty/resource intensity.
So in two opposite quadrants you could have a simple job which is very important (eg just a quick phone call) or a big job that really can wait.
So the trick is to fill your spare minutes, grabbed half hours, with quick but important ones, and even some quick but unimportant ones to keep your sanity..
but keep quality time aside each day to attend to the resource intensive, time consuming but important ones.
The sad losers in this you put in your retirement list...the time-intensive non-important stuff
(a year in and I still haven't got near it )
Well the good news is that I have rewritten CV although still a few tweaks to make.
It is not my choice really as to which opportunity may come to fruition first or even at all. So I need to prioritise based on long term benefit of new skills I think.
I like Lob's approach to getting someone else to do the harder task. Only it is usually someone passing that task on to me
Should know by end of week if I have a job before new year. At least I can plan with a known timetable one way or the other.
The 2x2 grid I have been using.
Like most mornings though I am sat in the coffee shop looking at job sites. A habit I need to break, but it is good to get out of the home office.
Quote: Like most mornings though I am sat in the coffee shop looking at job sites
Just go easy on all those Krispy Kreme doughnuts ! !
Never had a Krispy Kreme donought in my life.
Even converted to skinny cappuccino or an americano!
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