- Change the way you think.
- Make your goals public.
- Just eat that frog.
In this week’s episode of the Wright Brothers Podcast, Corey and Casey talk procrastination and strategies we can use to reduce the urge to procrastinate and get more work done.
The only difference between people with the discipline to do what they need to do and those who don’t is a simple matter of framing.
Those who appear to have more discipline than the rest of us have simply found a way to turn the things they hate doing into the things they love doing.
What are some ways that you can do this?
Change the way you think about a task
Sometimes you simply need to change the way you think about a task to make it more enjoyable. Examine your inner narrative around the work that you’re avoiding.
Are you telling yourself negative things about it? Are you thinking of the reasons you don’t want to do it instead of thinking about how it will benefit you? How can you reframe the work in a more positive light?
Make your goals public
Making your goals public is another effective way of staying on task. When other people know what it is you plan to do, you have to answer to them as well as to yourself.
It makes it much difficult to make excuses and rationalize not sticking to your goal. Find an accountability partner (or two). This person should be someone you can confide your goals in and someone who will help hold you accountable for reaching them.
Eat that frog
This tactic is all about strategically choosing which items on your to-do list get addressed first.
When you “eat the frog,” you take the most daunting or challenging task — the one you are looking forward to the least — and you knock that one out first. From there, you gain momentum, and your day only gets easier.
There are many more cool tips for taming the procrastination monster in this week’s episode, so be sure to head on over and give it a listen.