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Starting A Difficult Task

Starting A Difficult Task

  • Getting good at starting a difficult task is a powerful skill to acquire, and if we can just start the task, half the battle is won already.
  • Fear, stress, uncertainty and a feeling of inadequacy make it hard to start a big task.

We need to shift our thinking and take the task as an opportunity, an adventure, a playground to do something useful and fun.

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Start The Shift And Accomplish The Difficult Task

  1. Pick a big task that is important and meaningful to you.
  2. Find a way to make the task enjoyable and meaningful at the same time.
  3. Break the task into smaller subtasks that are easier to start.
  4. Remove all distractions like your smartphone notifications, browser windows and other things vying for your attention.
  5. Take it as a dance and pour yourself in!

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The Art Of The Start

  1. Challenge yourself to accomplish a big task once a day, for five days a week, and take it to four weeks.
  2. Keep a journal to record what works and what does not.
  3. Do a review and learn from your journal or from other people who follow your progress.
  4. Make it a shared goal with someone else.
  5. Enjoy the practice, making it playful and delicious!

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