Are you always putting something off until tomorrow? The one thing we learn is that time is the only thing that will not delay. If you can help it don’t put off something you can do today until the next. Think about change. Be proactive. Set your sights high. Be dynamic. Don’t stop questioning. Be realistic.
Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing. William Arthur Ward
Learn from the experts. The time will never be right to start. Do you have any time or no time? The best way to find out is begin.
Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts. [Proverbs 24:3-4]
Start Jotting Ideas
Scribble. Script. Mind map. Write everything down. Words. Thoughts. Brain storm. By collecting all your notes together. Soon if you start piecing all your ideas together you might come up with that essay or report you began as one idea.
Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will do anything with it. M. Peck Scott
Create A Space
Find a place. Even if it’s in the corner and spend time focusing on thinking. Then write. Draw. Sketch. Whatever comes to your mind. Over time, your brain will become accustomed to this place and create space so that you can work.
When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller. Author Unknown
Walk with the wise and become wise. [Proverbs 13:20]
Have A Do Date
You need a deadline. To stay on track and not lose focus. If you writing a book. Set yourself a goal. With a timeline. Then each day work towards reaching your target. Read, speak, write.
The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind – jump in. Charles R. Swindoll
Start Thinking Big
What are your values that you are strongly committed to? Frame your responsibilities within your role. It’s easier to be good at time management if you create tasks that are achievable in a specific timeline as a manager. Rather than try to be productive with no deadline.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried. Author Unknown
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom. [Proverbs 17:24]
Trigger Your Motivation
The best way to do this is learn your own dopamine system. There are many physical and cognitive functions of the dopamine. Set yourself a task, then think of a benefit. And let your motivation pull you towards the reward you recompense yourself for achieving your task.
Begin to weave and God will give you the thread. German Proverb
To Do + You
Enlist a buddy. Motivate each other. Check in and set times to see how you each are doing. Start this as a daily reminder. And see how much you both accomplish.
The best way to get something done is to begin. Author Unknown
Guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. [Proverbs 4:23]