Thinking about motivation

January 30, 2008 at 8:06 pm 3 comments

When you’re even thinking about things you could do before you have to check for emails, you’re really in trouble. Procrastination is not only the thief of time. Furthermore, these little distractions you’re looking for are like stones in your shoes when you’re trying to walk over water. Actually, let me rephrase: if you’re already thinking about procrastination – which you’re obviously forced to at the moment – you’re merely swimming in the attempt to prevent yourself from drowning. Be honest, you don’t really have a chance of getting any further.
Sounds pretty bad? Well, it is! You should really stop reading and get on with your work. Except if you want to know what you could do to defeat your killer instinct regarding time. In that case, go on – but hurry!

What makes the things we have to do so easy to prolong and almost destined for postponement? Did you ever think about changing your motivation? Now, don’t tell me all you need is more time instead of motivation. That would be quite the exception and you wouldn’t need an advice. The difficult process is to focus on your current action to 100 percent. Before that, even harder, you’ll need to start. It’s fine to think about alternatives, but then just take a breath and start. Just don’t forget that distractions are evil. Try to avoid them anywhere possible.
Alright, back to work!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bbrian017  |  January 31, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Interesting article you wrote here. I find myself covered with distractions all day long and it’s affecting my productivity tons. I will try and use some of your advice here in the post!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • 2. WhoreChurch  |  January 31, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I gave up on procrastination and owned the fact that there are some things I choose not to do. It was hard for a while, but in the long run it was liberating.

    I just decided when confronted with a task to decide right then if it was something I wanted to do. If not I didn’t do it. I gave up pretending that I was going to do it later, or that I really wanted to do it, or that I should do it. I just don’t and am cool with that.

    It’s pretty liberating.

  • 3. Ray  |  February 7, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Mobile communication technologies (Internet, mobiles,..) are the evil distracting machines! Still, you got to like them. ;)

    It’s enviable, if you’re really able to do only the things you like to do. When I try that, I got no fresh clothes left at the end of the week. It’s the same with dishes and probably with money too.
    But it’s always good to try anyway!

    Thanks for your posts!


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