I’ll admit it:
There are days when I want to give up on my master’s thesis.
The task is so overwhelmingly big, the journey so painfully uncertain, and the work so incredibly demanding.
Had it not been for my internal motivation and fascination with the subject, I think I might have called it a day.
But I keep reminding myself that I will be proud of my accomplishment. This Chinese proverb inspires me to keep going:
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
This week, I’ve handpicked a series of three articles that show you:
- How to overcome the fear of getting started
- How to increase your chances of “getting into the zone”
- How to get unstuck and finish what you started
As you work your way through the material below, think of the following lessons as a mini productivity course that will help you reach your personal growth goals.
Whether you’re writing a book, recording a song, or knitting together a pair of socks for a friend, your side projects can sometimes be put aside “for another day”.
In 4 Simple Steps to Getting Started, I show you how you can find the time to get started on your project.
The article outlines four questions to help you overcome your fears and beat procrastination once and for all.
In 2016, life is full of distractions. Email, social media, private chat conversations… The distractions are endless.
And we’re now reaching the point where we struggle to get the most important work done.
The Power of Focus explains how you can “get back into the zone” where the magic happens. Part of finding this focus is to:
Start with something so easy you can’t say no to it.
Plus, the article shares a few ideas on how to set up healthy boundaries around social media.
As always, put what you learn into practice, and see what works for you.
Let me guess. You can be really mean to yourself, right?
You say things you would never say to a loved one or a friend. And that mental chatter can definitely stand in your way to finish what you started.
In Self-Talk for Smart People, I share four simple rules to help you change your perspective, get unstuck, and fulfill your potential.
Finish what you started
99 % of people never reach the finish line.
Instead they let fear stand in the way. Or they lack the energy to focus on what truly needs to get done.
Don’t let that be you. Bookmark this page and refer to the articles above to help you finish what you started.
What trees are you planting today? How do you reach the finish line?
Let us know in the comments!