I decide to water my flowers in the garden....
As I turn on the hose, I look at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the table that I collected from the letter-box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the rubbish bin under the table, and notice that it is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first.
But then I think, since I’m going to be near the post-box when I take out the rubbish anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I’d been drinking.
I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye – they need water. I put the Coke on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control.
Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realise that tonight when we watch TV, I’ll be looking for the remote control, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the front room where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote control back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
- the car isn’t washed
- the bills aren’t paid
- there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the worktop
- the flowers don’t have enough water
- there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book
- I can’t find the remote control
- I can’t find my glasses
- and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I’m really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail.....
lol.... Is this you??
There is time when distraction is extremely beneficial and useful, especially if you're a hypnotist ;-) but in general it can be...well...distracting....
So..if you are easily distracted...
then PAY ATTENTION now ... it's time to get hypno-focused!
This is my 4 Step Guide ,,,
to help you take ACTION!
1) Decide WHY you want to do this (your goal) - Sit down and write this out.
Look at the pro's and con's.
What will happen if you don't do it.
What will happen if you do.
Notice which motivates you more & focus on more of that.
It will either propel you more away or more towards where you want to go.
....This will hugely increase your motivation and drive to take action....
If you want to be unproductive then here's what to do ;-)
2) Make a mental decision and See it happen!
See the end result and then work backwards, seeing yourself completing each stage.
You've heard me say it before...your unconscious will be tricked into believing its happened!
Also, when you DO it all backwards and see the steps you took, it will take away the fear and overwhelm. This is a biggie!
More on Visualization here :-)
3) Make a list - prioritize!
You cannot do more than one thing at a time. Multitasking is a myth.
Instead list the most important things you need to do and make a decision to do them FIRST.
This will help you in deciding!
4) ACT immediately!
You've heard of Fight or Flight - if you don't take action you will 'freeze'.
Do SOMETHING - take one tiny step -
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time....
*by the way I'm a vegetarian and love elephants*
but you get the point .... break it into little chunks,
the satisfaction causes you to want to do more - ACTION propels ACTION.
This causes MOMENTUM!
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