The title of this post is for me. I find this to be true in many endeavors. I am guilty of putting things off and procrastinating. I will prioritize less important things and put them in the way of more important things. I will make excuses. When it comes time to actually complete the task…it takes little time at all, or was not as hard as I made it out to be.
For example, I had a project for work that I needed to complete. Pull information from hither, thither and yon and put it all together for a group of people to see. I had two weeks to do it and put it off…and put it off again. Someone then requested the file. I pulled it up and less than an hour later I was done. Why did it take me so long?
I don’t like this about myself. This is one of the reasons that I have decided to spend the next 100 days doing things differently. By giving myself specific priorities for each day, I am finding that I am accomplishing those and many other things that are not on the list. Productivity is begetting productivity.
This is leading me to believe that positive changes in our lives don’t take as long as we think they do. They are not easy, but they don’t take forever. I still had to choose to start. That was the hard part, but I am starting to see the positive affect just a few days in.
This is not as hard as I made it out to be. I will tell myself that as many times as I need to.