Sometimes it takes a little push for me to get at things but I’m getting better at “just doing it” rather than waiting for the perfect moment. Today I had to get to the one thing I put off the best. Paperwork. Now I’m feeling better and wondering why I waited so long to do it.
For some reason it has always been easier for me to think about doing things than to do them. I wait for the right time. I consider all the options and downfalls. I analyse and hypothesise. I think of all the things I need to do the job properly and sometimes I even go out and buy them. And boy do I ever work well to a deadline.
Learning to “Just Do It”, especially when it comes to paper work, is one of life’s harder lessons for me but it really does make life easier when I just get to the job rather than thinking about. I read something recently (which I cannot find now) about it taking as much time to think about doing it as it takes to do it. So true. In fact, I likely spend more time thinking and worrying about doing paperwork than it takes to do it.
The result is my words are short today because the pile of papers on my desk is dwindled. I found the stuff I need for a meeting tomorrow and now have a small but manageable pile of “To Do Paperwork” sitting under my journal for tomorrow. I even got a few things done today that weren’t on my list.
What do you put off? What is the price you pay?