Why Do I Have So Much Trouble Getting Things Done?
Why do I have so much trouble getting things done?
Some people have a lot of trouble getting things done.
It may be that they begin something, and just can’t finish. For others it manifests in time,
they just don’t have enough. Yet other people simply cannot muster the
motivation to even start.
If you fall into one of these categories, then you need to
keep reading. You are not alone, and you can get things done.
For those of you who just can’t seem to finish a project, even a small one,
here are a couple of tips that you can use to start making progress.
Break it down
First, If it’s a large project, break it down into workable elements.
So many people begin projects that may take weeks
or even months for most people to do, and they start,
but can’t finish because they don’t realize what is involved.
Larger projects, even smaller lightly complicated ones, will require a plan.
The plan will involve solving a puzzle of sorts. Since larger projects don’t always
lend themselves to quick understanding, you (as the project engineer)
must decide how things will go.
Break the project down into workable steps as you sort through what needs to be done.
Just the sorting may need to be broken down into steps if your project is that complicated.
If you are confronted with something extremely complex,
then it is likely that you will need help in the planning,
and the implementing of the project.
Fortunately, most getting things done is not so complex that they cannot
be done in a fairly short period of time. However, it is still a matter of planning what to do,
when to do it, and when it needs to be finished.
”I Keep Running Out Of Time” I hear over and over.
When you are in a constant battle with the clock, here are a
couple of things that you might consider doing for yourself.
Write it down
First, write down everything that you need (or want) to do during a certain
time period. Now, take a GOOD look at what you have written down.
If you have 17 things to do in the next 3 hours, you may have more to do than is possible.
Make sure that you are reasonable with yourself.
Organize your efforts
If you need to go to town shopping, and you know that you
also want to stop and get gas for the clunker (or your Lamborghini,
depending on which car you decided to take today), instead of
making two trips, one today and one tomorrow (as originally planned) you
now have one less thing to do tomorrow. Combine your efforts with a minor plan.
If you are someone who just can’t get started, then you are
either unmotivated, or possibly not feeling well.
It may be a good idea for you to evaluate whether you are just so
tired or fatigued that you can’t even move
out of bed in the morning, or whether you are
feeling very depressed and/or very bored.
If you are not feeling well, the obvious thing to do is to
get yourself checked out by a health care professional to make sure that your health is okay.
If you are depressed, and know the reason, then talk to
friends who care, and/or get professional help.
Ruling out any health or emotional problems, then you are probably bored.
If you are bored it is probably because you are sitting around not doing anything.
That then leads to the question – why not?
If you are bored because you are not doing much of anything,
and you have things that you should be doing but don’t, then
maybe getting things done, a few at a time, might make you feel just a little bit better,
and it will give you something to do.
Now, go mow the yard!
Doing my best so that you can do yours