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Time Management

Time Management

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Assignment

Don’t rationalize this
task away and let it just sit
there because you aren’t
interested in it. It’s similar to
bad news: the older it gets,
the smellier it gets.

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The tendency by procrastinators is to let these tasks just sit
there. So they sit there and get old—and then older—and then
someone asks about the task. Then you get nervous. Then some-
one asks again. And you worry about it all the time. Then your
boss comes in to ask how that task is coming. And what do you
say? You’re working on it. Of course, you’re not.

Don’t let this happen to you. Find some motivation and get
the work done. The motivation can even be negative motiva-
tion. You’ll get in trouble if you don’t get it done. You won’t get
promoted if you don’t get it done.

Find a reason to get interested and quit procrastinating. Do

the work.

Here’s the easiest way to take care of this kind problem: if
you really don’t like a task, or don’t want to do it, the fastest
way to get rid of it is to get it done.

Yep, just do it and it will go away.

Interest is not required to get work done—just the moti-
vation to make it happen. All the while you are letting it sit
there, you are worrying about it, thinking about it, and
spending wasted time on it.

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If You Don’t Like the Task,
Do It and It Will Go Away

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151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time

No more pain, no more
worry, no more anxiety. All
gone.

As they say at Nike:

Just do it!

Travel can be one of the most wasteful users of time we
know. Unfortunately, we all have to do some of this. So it makes
sense to make the best use of travel time as we can.

If you are traveling by car, try to build a schedule where
you can put a couple (or more) of trips together into one travel
segment. This minimizes your out-of-office time and makes for
more efficient use of your
time.

For example, if you
need to visit with a client or
customer, and stop by your
accountant’s office some-
time that week, why not

Assignment

The faster you get it
done the sooner it will be out
of the way and out of your
life. Period.

Think of it as hitting your head against a wall: it feels so
good when you stop, and the pain stops with it.

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