Biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work: - Deepstash
Biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work:

Biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work:

  • Burden & complaint : The work feels like a burden (difficult, overwhelming, annoying);
  • Unimportant & putting it off: It doesn’t feel important to do this difficult task right now … so you feel like putting it off.

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We all have that 'One Thing' on our task list that is the most important thing on the list, that would be the most meaningful and yet we’re not doing it.

It's so meaningful and important that it brings up a ton of uncertainty for us, and causes us to avoid, run, distract, comfort, procrastinate.

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  • The habit of putting off starting, because it’s uncomfortable.
  • Maybe you get started, but then constantly switch to other tasks.
  • You put off starting (or finishing) because conditions aren’t perfect, or the work isn’t perfect.
  • Rely too much on other people and not taking responsibility.
  • You get pulled away by constant distractions and interruptions. 
  • Fear, uncertainty, feeling overwhelmed & self-doubt and tiredness.

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See if you can cut your tasks and projects lists in half. Then try to cut them even further a few days later.

See which tasks aren't necessary anymore and find the ones that can be delegated.

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