Do You Ever Avoid Working?
Have you ever noticed what happens when you avoid doing your work?
"The person who studiously avoids work usually works far longer and far harder than the man who pleasantly confronts it and does it." -- L. Ron Hubbard from The Problems of Work
That's right. If you simply confront, or face and deal with your work, it's actually easier for you to do, and you save time!
Let's say you have a stack of paperwork to do. Instead of simply taking a few hours and doing the work, you avoid it for a few weeks. The stack gets higher and now includes requests from people who are wondering about the delayed paperwork. A two-hour project becomes a ten-hour problem.
Students, who avoid their studies have to stay up all night before tests or they get bad grades. Home owners, who avoid their house maintenance chores, have to pay for expensive repairs. Business owners, who avoid training their employees, have to constantly step in and do their employees' jobs for them.
Avoiding any task makes it more difficult, more expensive or more time-consuming than just confronting and doing the work in the first place.
If you want to feel powerful and in control, list out what you should be doing. Write down all your jobs you must do.
Next, decide which item is the hardest, the most difficult to do. Which job do you hate the most?
Now, go confront it and do it as soon as possible! Better yet, PLEASANTLY confront it and do it.
Make this task your highest priority. Ignore those excuses. Dive in and do not stop until the job is done.
As a result, you will discover two facts: The project itself is not that hard to do and, because you got the most difficult action out of the way, everything else on your list will be easier.
This may seem like a brutal way to create improvement, but it is fast and guaranteed to work.
To create a successful tomorrow for yourself, pleasantly blast through your most difficult, most challenging problems today!
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