Our excuses! It takes the same amount of energy to entertain the chatter about why you shouldn’t need to do something, as it does to simply get it done. It’s amazing how much time we waste looking for excuses.
Want to be more effective?
Use a calendar or Outlook, schedule time to get the task done, and honor it as an appointment with someone important.
- Do or Delegate
Just because you don’t want to do it, doesn’t mean others may not welcome the opportunity.
- 20 minutes
If you’re still finding excuses, set a timer for 20 minutes. Focus on the task during that time and see how far you progress.
© Jeannette L. Seibly, 2010