Excuses are lies that our brain tells us to make us feel better, most of the time it’s because we want to feel better at that moment, and our brain tries to convince us with convincing arguments why not to do things.
The truth behind the excuses is that it’s possible we want instant gratification or we are afraid of something, all that is because to postpone something is the easiest solution, especially if there are no immediate negative consequences. This can also lead us to overestimate our future productivity, believing that we will achieve it without any problems and that the reward is still unattainable at this time.
The truth is that nobody knows you better than you do, and the fundamental keys for not falling into the temptation to postpone and create excuses is self-knowledge and self-control, being able to change the why nots to how, if you are a creative person, doing this exercise will not only motivate you to perform certain actions but also...
In all our workshops we repeat this phrase over and over, "If it is not written it will NOT happen." And believe me, I can assure you that this is the case. Whether it is a task you want to accomplish, a goal or a dream to accomplish, if you do not put it in writing it is difficult for your mind to remember.
Your brain has thousands of things to think about, additionally having them in writing will allow you to develop many more things that you will discover next.
Writing your goals forces you to define them clearly, creates a reference point to be able to follow up and also helps you to think and perhaps adjust it, but it is not everything, it also stimulates your creativity as your brain begins to look for creative ideas and thoughts that They are waiting to be released.
I do not know if it happens to you, but when you start writing something, suddenly you get inspiration and start writing thousands of things that sometimes need to be organized since your brain throws them...
Today we will talk about what for many is the archenemy of productivity and it’s the cause of why people go home at the end of the work day without having finished all that is pending … it’s called “procrastination”.
But what is procrastinating?
The most direct definition tells us it’s “the action of delaying the most important tasks and replacing them with others that give us more satisfaction”. Let’s admit it, at a time when entrepreneurs and freelancers can choose when and from where to work, this has become a real headache for many people all over the world.
Let’s understand something, procrastination in particular, is a problem that stems from self-regulation and time management, or lack of them to be precise. Its solution would consist, among others, of organizing time management appropriately, concentrating on doing the most important tasks that have the soonest due date.
Normally, whoever delays or postpones a...