Summary – Cats Meow & Dogs Bark
Have you ever had that day where you just don’t know what to do, despite the mountains of things you can do? It worsen when you actually know what you are supposed to do but you just don’t want to do it. Am I making any sense here?
For example, you know you have a blog entry to write, the ideas are pouring but when you switch on your laptop, you just end up spending your day browsing through millions of other blogs or socializing via twitter instead. At the end of the day, no entries were written. And there goes another day of your life.
This is NOT another case of procrastination. It’s more like doing everything else except for the one thing you need to do. It happens to me all the time and I’m sure it happens to you too. Can I ask? How do you overcome it?
This is how I overcome the problem everytime I encounter it.
I am often overwhelmed with a thousand things to do, like researching, visitting others’ blogs, stumbling interesting articles etc, when all I really should do is write an article here in Lesson In Life. What I will then do is to rediscover what my immediate role at the time.
There is only one rule to this technique – There should only be one role to play at any time.
If I am a blogger, I should be blogging.. Period. Something is definitely wrong if I declare myself a blogger when I’m not even blogging. Realizing this immediately gives me more focus and clarity to write. Try it, you will be amazed that something so simple can do wonders.
The same goes to your career. Something is definitely wrong if you are a fireman but you like to show off how brave you are by creating fire.
Or if you are an assistant manager but the manager has more work on his table than you.
Conclusion – if you are a blogger, you blog. Everything else should take second place. Apply this to everything in your life, and your life will be so much simpler.
– I wonder –
If you can pick any one role to accomplish something today, what will you be? A blogger? A kitchen slave? A student? or others?
——— Personal Note ———–
What I usually do when I am supposed to be writing
- Stumble new interesting entries (Befriend me)
- Check out what’s top stories on Digg (Befriend me)
- Explore Facebook (Befriend me)
- Reading Twitter (Follow me)
- Replying emails (Shoot me an email)
- Read forums
- Visit others’ blogs
- Analyzing the blog’s statistic
- Reading my RSS Feed
- Tweaking the blog
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