I've been doing a bit of "soul" searching over the last few weeks. Lots of overtime tends to push you over the top and then you start to question everything you have going on.
I'm reading an efficiency book called "Eat That Frog!.
It's very simplistic in it's approach so far and especially for me who is already a task oriented freak. There are a few things to glean from it though.
One of the most important things I've extracted so far was a little will power boost tonight. I've come up with my own revised phrase for this.
"Kill activities which aren't contributing to your success, dreams, aspirations, and TODOs."
TF2. I love it but. I uninstalled it tonight when I got home... for the umpteenth or so time... I've been playing for hours nightly and it isn't so much entertaining as it is a distraction. This leads into the next important bit of verbiage which comes from the book.
"Denis Waitley, a motivational speaker, says, “Losers try to escape from their fears and drudgery with activities that are tension-relieving. Winners are motivated by
their desires toward activities that are goal-achieving.”".
I think this is the critical part of that statement.
"Losers try to escape from their fears and drudgery with activities that are tension-relieving."
TF2 is one of my many vices. I don't do drugs but I do other activities which perform similarly to escapism drugs. It's all about withdrawing from societies little pressures.
Anyway, that was one step in the right direction for me. I'm going to read some more and then work on introducing more time and focus on things that truly matter.
I do need to find the right balance but most importantly, I need to constantly be reminded of
what's important and what's slowing me down.
I keep forgetting or falling into the same patterns. I need visual aids so I'm going to work on that.
The book really gets into lopping stuff which doesn't matter and then focusing on the big stuff that does.
I'll try to compile some "things" learned from this read and share my thoughts and any changes I make to achieve some goals.
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
By: Brian Tracy
Pub. Date: January 01, 2007
Print ISBN-10: 1-57675-422-7
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-57675-422-1
Apr 27 2011, 6:08 pm