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do you wait until …

“Inside Critics

The critical voices in our own heads are far more vicious than what we might hear from the outside. Our “inside critics” have intimate knowledge of us and can zero in on our weakest spots.

You might be told by the critics that you’re too fat, too old, too young, not intelligent enough, a quitter, not logical, prone to try too many things…
It’s all balderdash!

Some elements of these may be true, and it’s completely up to you how they affect you. Inside critics are really just trying to protect you. You can:

Learn to dialogue with them.
Give them new jobs.
Turn them into allies.
You can also dismantle/exterminate them.”
S.A.R.K., Creative Companion: How to Free Your Creative Spirit

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Have you ever heard anyone say, “What are you waiting for?”  What was your answer?

Getting started can take a lot of purposeful energy.  Big projects can wait after all there is time.   That tends to be the belief that projects that are to be completed sometime in the future aren’t important to start today.

Need a new job and you’re waiting for something else to happen and then it’s suddenly too late to say, “I have a job and I’m looking.”    Waiting often causes regret and at the same time there isn’t that desire to do it now.

If you took that project and divided it into smaller projects and set due dates that were more immediate that would make that big project less daunting and doable.  Small easy projects that can be done quickly offer small rewards now.

Check this video clip out.  Does the method work for you?

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Where did the time go?

“It is the idle who complain they cannot find time to do that which they fancy they wish. In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is wanting.”   Sir John Lubbock

“I don’t have enough time.”

“I’d like to live a balanced life.”

Procrastination often anchors people’s dreams and desires to the shore of inactivity and results in regret. It takes a burst of energy to move out of the depths of inaction and often that energy is lost in the thoughts of fear and failure.

When there is more activity pushed into a days worth of time than can be consumed it can result in a sense of failure.   Sometimes it is packing into the minutes things that are of low value, easy to do and complete but they may be things that don’t really matter.

1. What really matters?

2. What value will it produce?

3. What will it feel like to accomplish those goals?

Success is about making every effort to complete the goal.

Now more than ever there are tools that can help you use time to your advantage.

1. Simpleology

2.  Evernote

Having your tasks, goals and activities are in one place can help you organize your day better and improve the opportunity for results.

What time management tools do you use?   How well are they working for you?

pro-cras-tin-ation … can’t it wait one more day?

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

It can wait!

And it slips one more day, just one more day.  I still have time.

I’ll get to it … really I will.

I have time …

In just a few minutes …

What can wait?   What should wait?

It isn’t going to go away.

What is it that you are saying to yourself?   Can you wait another day?   Is it worth it to wait?

The thought of doing it is so painful at the moment that surely it can wait another day.   The energy it takes to even think about doing it now is too much.   Where is that energy going to come from?

At some point there is the shock of reality … it has to get done now and there are these other things that have to get done now too … now what?

 

What’s your deadline?

Friends, dreams, emotions, do it today

Manage your emotions!

“We get angry with others in direct proportion that we are angry with ourselves.”

Albert Ellis

Begin today!

        “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!”

          Sam Levenson

Dream and keep dreaming!

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist

once he grows up.”

Pablo Picasso

 

Relationships matter!

 “Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.”

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533- 1592