- You procrastinate on some task.
- You wait for an inspirational spark.
- Time passes, and you've got nuthin'.
What are you thinkin''!
Most peeps think completing big projects takes:
- comprehensive planning
- compiling all necessary resources
- setting aside a huge chunk of time
And so, we human people avoid working on our super important stuff -- killing productivity.
Hint: Your brain's tricking you.
Here's how to trick it back. What We Underestimate
We underestimate the power of 30 seconds.
We underestimate how a ridiculously-tiny-amount-of-time can make us much/much/much more productive.
In 30 seconds:
- You'll make some mean project your best friend.
- You'll get your juices flowing to annihilate the project.
- You'll propel yourself beyond those 30 seconds kicking some project's boot-tay.
In other words:
- The first 30 seconds will turn into a minute.
- That minute will turn into several more minutes.
- Those several-more-minutes will turn into _ minutes/hours/days of productive work.
Being super productive just takes a tiny spark.
The cure to procrastination:
- Take out a stop watch.
- Take 30 seconds to cut into a project/task/goal.
You've geared yourself produce gobs of productive work beyond those first thirty ticks.
- Avoiding an important email? Produce something/anything in 30 secs. Ignore quality.
- Avoiding your taxes? Take 30 secs.
- Avoiding a monthly project? Take 30 secs.
Posted on April 14
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