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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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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 ...

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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 windo...

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It`s more important to know where you`re going than to get there quickly.

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Focus on starting

The skill to master is getting started. You don't have to exercise for half an hour; you only need to start.

Often, we're supposed to do a new habit, and we procrastinate, turn to distractions, and rationalize our resistance.

Starting a big task

Starting a big task

You can break down any big task or large project into quick bites that allow you to get started, sustain momentum, and complete an overwhelming task two minutes at a time.Β 

The next time you feel the pull to procrastinate, identify something you can do in just two minutes to get st...

Effort makes a task less attractive

Mental effort is costly, so we generally prefer to work on an simple task rather than a hard task. We procrastinate more if we expect a certain task to be hard.

This happens because the more effort a task requires, the more someone stands to gain by putting the same amount of effort in...

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