To all my boss babes, creatives, & entrepreneurs that’s been bestowed an idea yet never ceased to act on it. What’s stopping you?
Take away social media, amongst other 3D distractions, and ask yourself what’s MENTALLY holding your goals in the think space? Why do we as a collective tend to push our dreams and priorities into a well off future of “one days.” Tending to write off our own goals whether that be short/long term along the lines of,
“I’ll get to that another day, It’s too late,” whilst laying in bed scrolling through an unchanging feed.
“I’ll get to it later, I’ve still got time,” meanwhile we do everything else but that task till the last minute in stress.
Other times getting frustrated easily and giving up barely halfway into our tasks, setting it aside with “I’ll come back in another day or two,” when the reality is 3-7 business days.
When we set out to eventually achieve our goals, there’s an already saved notion that our priorities will be difficult, stressful work, and while sometimes it is, it’d be lovely to believe that we’re doing it for the success of what we want; the satisfaction of having physically as well as mentally completing our wired brain's perception of challenging, or shall I say “tedious” goals.
However, the reality is that we obsess over doing them. Constantly stressing and thinking about what needs to get done; planning in advance on how you’ll achieve it next time. Dressing it in the guise of procrastination, but what if procrastination was really fear of accession?
Fearing success? Sounds ridiculous at first, though when truly examined a pattern is present within our procrastination; we’re so caught up within our minds about how difficult and tedious a task is, we end up obsessing and over worrying on how to do it without actually doing it! We’re caught up on the process of when to get started, how to start it up, followed by the expectations that come with. Thinking ourselves into an anxious mess over our goals that when the day comes to an end where we realize we can’t think about it as much anymore, there’s a momentary relief of “okay, this gives me more time to properly plan this out and start the day off right by getting it done,” only to repeat that same cycle again. When in truth there is no perfect day or time to plan it. Yes it’ll help tremendously not having many other priorities to tend to, but getting it done is what’ll ultimately leave you feeling good about yourself. Drained? Yes, but there’s no beating that feeling of completing what it is you set out to do. We assume failure upon starting rather than success, because failure is easier to see coming.
What if instead of constantly thinking about how and when you’ll do it, you actually set out to put yourself in motion to get it done, gaining actual release and relaxation rather than the thought of it should you have just done what you set out to do. After all,
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. —Aristotle
Excellence, or rather accession of completing our goals are attainable if we first shift our old habits and mindsets, finding our “flow.” Down below are just a few tips and tricks from one of my currently few favorite self help books. You can find the book version of “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a long and happy life” on Amazon Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143130722/ref=cm_sw_, or even the audio version of it on YouTube https://youtu.be/uSDHIWHjxws.
☀︎︎When confronted with a big goal, try to break it down into parts and then attack each part one by one. —Hector Garcia Puigcerver, Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life
☀︎︎We often think that combining tasks will save us time, but scientific evidence shows that it has the opposite effect. Even those who claim to be good at multitasking are not very productive. In fact, they are some of the least productive people. Our brains can take a million bits of information but can only actually process a few dozen per second. When we say we're multitasking, what we're really doing is switching back and forth between tasks very quickly. Unfortunately, we're not computers adept at parallel processing. We end up spending all our energy alternating between tasks, instead of focusing on doing one of them well. Concentrating on one thing at a time may be the single most important factor in achieving flow. —Hector Garcia Puigcerver, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a long and happy life
☀︎︎Take Small steps! Small steps are better than none when it comes to completing your goals! You don’t have to get it done all in one day, but at-least starting will leave you feeling much better.
☀︎︎Declutter and organize your space! A well organized, quiet area to focus on your priorities can help promote better concentration!
☀︎︎Reduce your time on social media! It’s easy to get sucked up into the internet when you’ve got a phone in your hand 24/7. Set a timer whether that be on your phone, watch, an app, and reduce the time you would’ve spent scrolling over and over again. Put that untapped energy into your work!
☀︎︎Bump your favorite music, and I mean music that leaves you motivated and ready to work!
Let’s get it done, we’ve got too many ideas and goals that need to be reached. You owe it to yourself and you only. August is 444 action and accountability.