Writing this blog has brought about a lot of self reflection – navel gazing, and as a consequence, I’m constantly being hit in the face by facts that I don’t particularly like.
I’ve started writing down my own character traits – and they make grim reading. Have a read of this list and you’ll think its amazing that I have the audacity to write a blog called “Get Rich With Me”.
Maybe my blog should be called “sit on the sofa for hours thinking about what I should do next and then never doing them dot com”
I’m such a mind butter fly that I’ve just this second checked up that the domain name “sitonthesofa.com” is available – it is!
So is sitonthesofaandprocrastinate.com
Maybe I should buy them, and add them to the long list of other domain names that I own but do nothing with.
These are the character traits which I’ve decided describe me to a tee
- Pleasure Seeking
- Lacking In Will Power
- Lacking In Concentration
- Chronic Procrastinator
- Amazing organiser of others and connector of people – though terrible organiser of myself
Sadly, there seems to be a recurring theme here.
Fellow blogger Barbara Friedberg very kindly recommended that I buy a book called “Time Management From The Inside Out” by Julie Morgenstern. I bought the book – its great – but I can’t bring myself to finish reading it.
It nails my colours to the mast and exposes me for what I am – I’m three chapters in and a little worried that If I continue reading it will complete a massive character assassination on me.
Oh dear – An impasse
I’ve’ve also read a book about beating procrastination – i read it – then said right this is great – I’m going to start doing it tomorrow.You already know what happened the next day – tomorrow never comes.
During the hours I spend trawling the internet (while I should be working and completing tasks) I often come across little snippets which resonate with me.
Try this one…..”some people dream of success while others wake up and work real hard at it”
How apt that is for me.
Another one ….”if you want to get something done, ask a busy person” – which I read as a busy person is a doer,,,, someone with an empty diary has an empty diary for a reason.
My diary is empty………. my to do list is blank…….my mind is spinning.
Here is a picture of my work diary for this week………..
No more blog posts now for 7 days. Its time to shut up, stop talking and do it.
Time to break the cycle. The Navel Gazing period has to come to an end.
I’m going to start by finishing Julie Morgensterns book – and try to follow her program.
Wish me luck!