Procrastination is SO easy, especially if I combine it with finding other stuff to keep me busy, rather than doing the important (but tough) stuff I need to do. That way I can delude myself into thinking my time was well spent. Sometimes I fib to myself and say, “I’m too busy to get it done.” Or, at my worst, I find ways to blame it on Dixon (in my mind).
Thank goodness, I rarely say it aloud!
My sister, Jane, once told me: “It’s not what you’ve done that makes you tired, its what’s left undone.” As I observe myself, I’ve really found that to be true.
So, I’ve learned to start each day by saying to myself, “What’s the ONE thing I need to do today?” Then I focus on that one. After it’s done, I ask myself,”What’s the next ONE thing that’s most important to get done today.”
Even though I may only accomplish a few things, I feel satisfied. I learned this idea from a book titled, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
When I go to bed, after avoiding doing the highest priority items, while working on less important things, I’m exhausted. But, when I focus on the most important things and get them done, even if there are still things left on my list, I feel relief, a sense of accomplishment.
I heard a quote from a successful man (can’t remember who), that said, “All you can do, is all you can do, and therefore, all you can do is enough.” When I have successfully focused on the ONE thing, even though there is more to do, I sometimes repeat that saying to myself.
Do you struggle with procrastination?
Did you set some New Years goals…but you’re already letting them go?
Have you found some tools to help you cope?
Please share your ideas! In this busy world, we all need more good tools to help us move toward success.
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