“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day? ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
William James, known as the father of American psychology said there are just three rules to follow if you want to change your life:
Do it flamboyantly
Well you may not want to change your life exactly but you may have thought of achieving a goal or just doing something differently in 2009. When it comes to change, many people procrastinate or fall victim to the "perpetually getting ready to do something syndrome" - a feeling that the time's just not right at the moment, or "I'll start next Monday, better still next month" and so on...
Here are some tactics for getting things done now:
If you do perceive that the starting task might be unpleasant then schedule it first (ie make it your 'A' priority) on your to-do list. It often turns out to be not that bad after all. (no exceptions)
All journey's begin with a small step, so break down complex projects into small pieces that are manageable and schedule the first step today. (start immediately)
Set a target date for completion. Go public-tell a colleague, friend or partner what you are doing and when you are going to do it. (do it flamboyantly)
And finally don't forget your biorhythms - schedule your toughest tasks during the periods when you have the most energy - that's usually the first part of the day or the weekend.
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David Anderson - President - Okanagan Training Solutions
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