“I can’t possibly get all these things done!”
Do you procrastinate? That’s my favorite hobby. But I have changed it.
When you are procrastinating…and then you do the thing you are procrastinating about, you don’t have time to do it as well as you could have. So sometimes you get frustrated.
Eating the frog here refers to tackle the biggest hardest and most important tasks first while becoming more disciplined and focused.
- The first rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
- The second rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.
Defeat procrastination by deciding on your goals…making a todo list. you can’t work unless you know what you have to do. So figure out what tasks matter the most.
important fact: only three percent of adults manage their time with written goals, and they accomplish five to ten times as much as other people
And use checklists. They help you visualize your goals. When you look back on the tasks you’ve completed, you’ll feel proud. You’ll also be more motivated to keep going! Productivity improves by 25 percent when you work from a list? You save a lot of time when you don’t have to decide what to do.
The 80/20 rule says that every list of ten tasks should include two that are much more important than the others. Focus on those two. Most people mistakenly focus on the easy things first – the 80 percent – and procrastinate on the 20 percent that matters.
People who envision how they’ll feel in the future are much more likely to make the best everyday decisions. Same thing as I talk about in Goals here.
Check out my visualization page with a lot of scientific research articles.
keep it clean…just like the cooks/chefs in a kitchen (refer the book: WORK CLEAN). Less distraction and more clear-minded.
Continuous Improvement & Learning
Never stop improving. You can always get better at what you do. Never stop learning either. Always try to refine your skills – you’ll prevent them from deteriorating and gain more confidence.
Positive Thoughts: train yourself to be a self-motivating machine. Your thoughts have a big impact on your emotions, so become your own number one supporter. 95 percent of our emotions result from the way we talk to ourselves. Your thoughts create your reality, so strive for optimism: find the good in every situation, learn lessons from your setbacks and look for the solution to every problem.
Positive thinking empowers you. It makes you more confident and creative. So remind yourself regularly of how great you are – even if you don’t believe yourself at first, you’ll start to eventually. You’ll also get better at handling challenging tasks.
Creative procrastination means consciously choosing which activities you can postpone or skip.
What’s holding you back?
In the beginning, you might lack the skills, experience, or abilities you need to achieve your goal. It’s easy to pinpoint the limiting factors you’re not responsible for, but the most powerful forces that hold you back are internal ones. At this point, it’s OK to feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do to improve. So focus on just one task at a time. You’ll progress more steadily this way. Tackle the first task first – only then can you move on to the next.
Fitness and strength training works in the same way. You can’t start by squatting 200 pounds. But if you work out every day and improve gradually, you’ll get stronger and stronger until you reach your goal.
Even though planning (like to do list and appointments in calendar) is essential, don’t wait too long before you take action.
You can only experience the mental state of flow when you’re working consistently. Flow occurs when ideas come to you easily. You’ll be more creative and perform better and more easily when you’re in your flow.
You’ll enter a state of flow when you develop a sense of urgency about the task you need to perform. Don’t just talk about it – act now and get it done. Eat the frog and you’ll gradually gain an inner drive that pushes you beyond your current limits.