Why You Don't Get Things Done - And How You Can!

Written by Martin Avis

We humans are a funny lot. We are so diverse that any generalization usually has more exceptions than you can count. And that generalization is no different!

Having said that, let's look at some ofrepparttar underlying reasons why we procrastinate and prevaricate.

1. I'm bored.

2. That looks more interesting.

3. It is too hard.

4. I'm afraid of failure.

5. I'm afraid of success.

6. I'm not worthy.

Not an exhaustive list, perhaps, but probably six ofrepparttar 101942 most common reasons for not getting things done.

In order to really start achieving your potential, you must first analyze yourself to determine which ofrepparttar 101943 factors (or which combination) apply to you.

Only then can you start to construct strategies to combat them.

In general, though,repparttar 101944 solutions are either internal or external. If you find that you are a person who needs help in finishing a task, that help must either come from yourself or from others.

Internal spurs are such things asrepparttar 101945 promise of a reward whenrepparttar 101946 job is done - a candy bar or a new outfit, you have to decide what is a fitting reward for yourself.

External spurs tend to be ofrepparttar 101947 'keep me honest' kind. Appoint a close friend with whom you can share your plans. This person becomesrepparttar 101948 guardian of your honesty and will call you regularly while your project is in hand, to check on progress and to keep you on track. It may sound very simple, but it works.

The secret to eitherrepparttar 101949 internal or external motivation is in setting realistic goals.

"How do you eat an elephant? - One bite at a time."

A friend's son was panicking recently because he had been set a project at college which had thrown his mind into turmoil.

"I've got to write a 100 page project onrepparttar 101950 history of automotive design," he told me despondently, "and I've only got 4 weeks to complete it!"

In a Row or Becoming a Wall?

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

There is a phenomenon that never ceases to amaze me. I have observed it many times with countless individuals, businesses, teachers, churches, non profits and may occur in any setting where individuals or groups have a vision. A vision for something grand and glorious. A vision that will have an amazing impact in their lives andrepparttar lives of others. Then what happens? "I am getting my ducks in a row" comesrepparttar 101941 response. Ah, yes. The planning to plan some more and get it all perfect so thatrepparttar 101942 vision will for sure reach its magnificent best. That sounds like a respectable plan. And somehow it is not uncommon that becoming enamored with creatingrepparttar 101943 plan becomes more powerful than putting repparttar 101944 plan into play. The gettingrepparttar 101945 ducks in a row runsrepparttar 101946 risk of building a wall withrepparttar 101947 ducks. Instead, grow towards getting repparttar 101948 ducks to fly in a V formation so that they get where they are going exponentially faster, stronger and more effectively. Canadian Geese arerepparttar 101949 most famous for flying in a V formation. Scientist S. Sample notes, "the lead bird is creating a turbulance wave that actual assistsrepparttar 101950 birds behind it. The further back you are inrepparttar 101951 formation, repparttar 101952 less energy you need inrepparttar 101953 flight. Lead birds do rotate to keep exhaustion from happening." The Geese naturally make this formation. They do not push to make it happen, they share inrepparttar 101954 leading ofrepparttar 101955 group, and they get where they are going with enough energy to completerepparttar 101956 essence of their mission.

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