Ok, this has been on my mind for some time now and I thought I would share this with you.
We start many endeavors and tasks on a regular basis and on a daily basis but how many of them are we committed to. How many tasks get done by the end of the day. Is it sheer lethargy that stops us from getting things done or a lack of discipline or at a deeper level is it a lack of self-worth and talking oneself down that we don’t accomplish our tasks on our to do lists?
Then again, many of us tend to finish our office projects / tasks before the deadline, right? So, what is it that stops us from putting in the same amount of effort in our personal to-do lists? Reading that book, writing an article, publishing the article, not giving up on the YouTube channel, understanding analytics, getting some exercise, getting that certification you always wanted to. We would do all of this if it was a part of our KRA’s in the office. Right?
I have numerous projects that get left off when a new idea comes along, numerous tasks that are barely even initiated, so I think it is time for me to break this pattern. And here is how I will accomplish it:
- There is no such thing as a difficult task or an easy task. By classifying it as easy, the mind doesn’t think it was that big an accomplishment. And by saying it is a difficult task, the mind is ready to receive obstacles along the way, and yes, it will find or create obstacles to make that task difficult.
- Make a short list of to-do’s for the day. Don’t overcrowd the list. And don’t make it too long that it is an overwhelming experience to just creating the list.
- Keep the list where you can see it. Not in a notebook somewhere that doesn’t get opened up the next day or whenever.
- Set yourself some realistic goals and deadlines.
- Get off your ass and start ticking off those items on the list. Remember, you are accountable to yourself at the end of the day.