Skip to Navigation

The short answer is “Just do it”, but that often doesn’t work. The old advice about making a list though, that does. The trouble is that it’s easy to get caught in a cycle of making lists of lists, and that tends to produce even more lists.

Of course, making a list is ‘getting something  done’, in itself. Once you’ve done that (made your list), move on to do the first thing on the list, without analysis, deviation or procrastination (“I’ll just get a cup of coffee first…”, “Maybe if I wash the cat/do the ironing/go shopping I’ll be able to get more done later…”, etc. [I’ve done all of them, often]).

Keep it simple, if something needs doing, put it on a list, then do it. If your list is longer than five items, start a second list which you are not allowed to start until you’ve completed the first list.

See also:

The Positive Power of Procrastination

Don’t Be Put Off By Delaying.

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

Extremism Is Easy, But There Are Other Shades

Extremism

We are naturally inclined to take up positions. Maybe it’s a bit extreme to say we are natural extremists, but being wholly for or against something, in a complex and shifting world, also seems extreme.

Continue reading

Choosing Between Difference and Similarity (or Anything Else)

Difference is important, sometimes. But it can lead us to overlook shared interests, common goals and loads of things that psudo-science calls ‘stuff’.

Have fun with your language this weekend. Let me know how it goes.

Continue reading

Christmas Survival Reminder

Christmas survival

Christmas should be fun, but it’s easy to get swept up in ‘Xmas traction’, and lose sight of the things you value most about it. If you celebrate Christmas, here’s how to keep it in perspective, so you don’t lose track!

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: