Some time ago now, I received an excellent email from a MondayMotivator reader Wendy from Taupo on procrastination. I thought it was appropriate to share it again today because people appear to be putting things off. Some of which could propel themselves and their businesses forward through this mess.
I thoroughly enjoy reading your Monday Motivator – a great start to my working week! This morning seemed a great time to make a decision to reply to your email – having read about procrastination.
I love my job and I believe it is because I have a passion for what I do. I make sure that I am ready for my working day beforeI leave home. This way I feel prepared for my busy workload before I have even seen it. I can then ‘attack’ the challenges with the knowledge that I am going to succeed and achieve my goals for the team I work with – a motivational group of individuals who also have strong goals.
I pride myself on never leaving anything for ‘a rainy day’ – a small 5 minute job can very easily land up taking you an hour later on (and usually at a time when you can do without the extra stress of trying to fit it into your already busy schedule). I organize my desk each working day and formulate a daily plan by setting clear achievable goals and prioritising tasks.
Glenn, I was never this organized when I first starting working, but over the years I have come to realise the importance of setting goals and keeping to a plan. We all have our individual ways of working towards achieving goals. I guess it comes down to the time frame with which you want to achieve them. This relates to not just our working goals but personal goals as well.
I firmly believe that each morning we wake up, before we get up, we should think of the two following statements (which I have done for the past 20 years).
- “Give yourself a check-up from the neck-up” – (Do you have your goals for the day in mind and are you motivated enough to succeed in achieving them? A positive attitude is the first step in believing in yourself that you can achieve what you set your mind to)
- “When your feet touch the ground, you should be running” – (Let’s not wait until our morning teatime coffee to ‘wake-up’ and start our busy day – the more we achieve early, the better we are placed for unexpected delays, problems or interruptions)
Thanks again for your inspirational Monday Motivator.
I hope you got as much out of Wendy’s contribution as I did.
Have a successful week.