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How to Do the Thing You're Avoiding

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LEO BABAUTA

"We’ll research something to death instead of actually just doing the thing. We’ll talk about it, read about it, buy all the equipment for it, but not actually do the thing. We’ll do our email, messages, small tasks, and check social media or the news — just real quick! — instead of doing the...

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We often spend our days doing everything but that difficult thing we're dreading to do.

This happens because we're trying to protect ourselves from uncertainty. We don’t want to feel like we don’t know what we’re doing, to look stupid or to to feel overwhelmed.

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Avoiding doing a task we're dreading actually just makes us feel more overwhelmed, more like a failure or disappointment, more stupid or not good enough.

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Get into the action habit. We do the thing by deciding to do the thing.

  • Take the time to consider the fact that you’re really avoiding something.
  • Decide to do it, and then don’t waver. Don’t let yourself argue about it. When you dec...

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