Alright, so if you’ve been following along with me, you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I challenged you to finish what you started this year.
How is it going so far?
Now, when I hit send on that email, I promised that over the next couple of weeks I’d share some tips and strategies to help smash through some of the common barriers to … uhhh, what’s an eloquent way of saying this? Getting shit done.
I’m gonna start with this one:
“But Turia, I don’t have time!”
You’re busy. I know. I get it. Trust me, I really do.
If I asked you to commit five hours a day to your project or goal, most of you wouldn’t be able to make that time.
If I asked you to commit two hours, I’d wager that most of you still wouldn’t make that time.
But I’m not gonna ask you to commit five hours, or two, or even one to finish what you started! All I’m going to ask you to commit is:
So, if you want to finish an online course you started, or improve your fitness, or finish writing your manuscript, whatever, here’s what you’re going to do:
Every day you’re going to make a ten minute pocket of time.
You’re going to set a timer for ten minutes and you’re going to get as much done in that ten minutes as you can.
So, if you want to write a book, make a commitment to sit down every day, set a timer for ten minutes and write as much as you can in that time. Even if you think what you’ve written is crap – who cares! Some days you might not get anywhere, other days you might write gold. The important thing is that you are doing it.
And when that timer goes off, you can stop and go back to your day.
Now, if the timer goes off and you’re still enjoying yourself and want to keep going – awesome! But you don’t have to.
Your only commitment is ten minutes.
I love this idea because, sometimes when we’re facing a big task or project, the idea of all the time involved can seem totally overwhelming….. and, more often than not, people give up before they’ve even had a go.
So, remove that barrier.
Make it manageable. Stick to ten minutes and see where you end up in 11 weeks time.
I can guarantee it will be further ahead than where you are now.
Stop ‘finding time’ and start making it. – Tweet it.
Alright, now we’re in this together, so make sure you tell me what you’re going to achieve in the next 11 weeks in the comments below.
See you next week for more tips,
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