Black Diamond Self-Talk

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wait a minute, you can do that tomorrow, can't you?

The mastery of procrastination

Organized planning

I've heard it said many times, if you enjoy what you're doing, you'll never work a day in your life. As many, many, many people take a day and recognize some event, like TGIF, the weekend, or even a holiday, they are possibly giving up a little bit of their plan. I'm not saying that I don't coordinate my activities with others. I do make plans together, so we can accommodate each others schedules and desires. But I live my life like everyday is a special event. I weave all of the positive emotions throughout my day as much as I possibly can. And, the sweetest times are those spent helping others do the same, and, greatest yet, when theirs is much greater than mine. Oh what a lift it is to feel their joy!

But. I have to have a plan.

My Daily To-Do List = ordered list of have-to-do's (just for example):
  1. self-talk,
  2. write lesson plan,
  3. self-talk,
  4. call prospect
  • .
  • :
  • - one habit-making or habit-breaking exercise.
  • .
  • :
  • - eat (ok, those sounds I've been hearing should be quieted, I think)
  • .
  • :
  • - sleep (or am I sleep-walking again? maybe I should have had food earlier than I did, so I'd have more non-adrenalin energy?)
  • .
  • :
  • - breath (yeah, sometimes I actually have to think about this one - it helps me relax, when I take a couple of deep breaths)
  • .
  • :
  • - etc

I try to "Manage yesterday's decisions daily". I'm "all in", so this is a quick process:
  1. on track,
  2. not-so-much
  • Easy, #1. on track.

But, if I stop too long to evaluate the situation, I need to go back and assess my why.

Distractions - see habit-making / habit-breaking (ok, so this habit-making / habit-breaking list is wa-a-ay too long, already; I'll just have to settle for being perfect, just the way I am, and move on, now)

OK, life happens. You just have to "... pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again ..." Everything happens for a reason. Next.

Multi-tasking - who are we kidding? I can only, really, do just one thing at a time. FOCUS!

If the radio station in MY mind is tuned to the "you suck" channel, _I_ have to recognize this NOW! _I_ have control over the ONLY dial. _I_ can switch it to the "you rock" channel. NOW!!

I have already layed-out the organized plan. There is no time to put anything off until later, or tomorrow. I am counting on me. People are counting on me. The world is counting on US.

My desires are DESIRES. They're not fanciful or unimportant wisps of thought. I already have them fulfilled, in my mind, and I WILL have them in my hand and the hands of those that I love.

in gratitude and service,
Tony Koker


Chuck said...

Procrastination..A favorite subject.
You may want to share this simple PDF with your readers

Procrastination PDF

Chuck said...

Sorry about the Poor link to the Procrastination PDF.
This should work better