Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to get there

"You're sure to get somewhere if you only walk long enough..."

—The Cheshire Cat (Lewis Carrol)

Well, that is certainly to the point.  Note, that for the litigious out there, like my eight year old son, presumably a cat would not want to go anywhere where it had to swim.

Did you want more?  O.k.

How I Stay Productive and Get Massive Amounts of S**t Done
Jonathon Mead, Illuminated Mind, 23 February 2012 (Hat tip: MR)

The hardest part is often just starting. I’ve found that it’s especially hard for me to start when a task is difficult or complex. The more importance and weight a certain activity has in my life or business, the more I seem to put off starting.

However, if I can just get moving on it, even for a few minutes, it tends to get easier.

Because I know this about myself, rather than setting the intention to finish something, I resolve myself to start. The more often I start, the easier things get finished. Overcoming that first bit of inertia is the biggest challenge (just like getting started on a run, or the first push of getting a car moving).

Once things are moving, momentum is on your side.
Both of these tie in well with Mark Cuban's very good advice of,

"Don't follow your dreams, follow your effort."
Of course there is also the option of getting help.  One source:

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.


PioneerPreppy said...

Good advice. I find Sunshine helps me to a great extent. On rainy days I just cannot get motivated but let the Sun come out and I get busy. I also am not much of a morning person.

russell1200 said...

I am not a morning person either. But because of working in construction I have adopted myself to gettting up early. I am usually up a little after 4 am on weekdays.

I have been working in interior offices for some time now. Maybe I should get myself a sun lamp.