Years ago someone offered me a strategy that has served me well. It’s this: Do the one thing each day that you don’t feel like doing.
The idea is simple. Most leaders have things that they like to do — and so they do them often and easily. We all have those important things that we just don’t want to do. And so we don’t do them!
The things we don’t feel like doing are often important for our forward progress. For me, it’s writing. I’d much rather talk than write. And yet, over the years, by writing every day I have ended up authoring several books, EBooks and a weekly blog.
Right now would be the perfect time for you to try this strategy. Decide to do the one thing you don’t want to do. Do it sooner than later. Get it off your schedule.
Doing the one thing each day that you don’t feel like doing has several benefits:
- It will free up valuable mental space and energy. You can stop thinking about what you don’t want to do.
- Once you have done what you don’t want to do, you can do what you really want to do and not feel bad about it.
- You will make progress in that one area that you have repeatedly ignored.
All the best to you,