Find motivation for doing what's important to you in these quotes from Brian Tracy's book, Eat that Frog.
by Susan McCarthy
For years, I've collected quotes, copying lines from books or noting quotes that other authors highlight in their books. Here are some of the inspiring, get-your-butt-moving quotes I jotted down while reading Eat that Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy.
Just because you can get it done, doesn't mean that you should be doing it. Sometimes, because an action is easy to do and we feel like we're getting things done, we keep repeating the action. It's only when something knocks us out of our routine, that we question how efficient we've been.
So, what's all this time management stuff have to do with simplifying your life? Just the way you get rid of the clutter of things that overwhelm you, it's also important to strip away the tasks that distract us from what we want our life to look like.
If you're thinking that it's too late to work toward a goal, remember that the time has passed and will pass. Do what matters. Just because the clutter has built up over the years, doesn't mean that it's useless to sort through everything now.
It's tempting to want to tackle small tasks like washing the dishes and sweeping the floor to "warm up" to bigger tasks. But beware of going off course and moving from one small task to the next without accomplishing the more important task.
What's your next step? It isn't important to identify every step you need to take before you start. You just need to see what's next. And when you do that action, look ahead to the step after that.
Focusing our efforts and energy on unimportant tasks and concerns takes away from our ability to focus on important things. The unimportant tasks are probably easier to do and have an immediate reward, but they won't help you accomplish anything.
If you're not certain what's the important thing to do in the moment, look to the results you want to see in the future. It's today's actions that will bring you closer to the results that you want.
Have you encountered this question while decluttering..."Would I buy this again?" That what the above question by Brian Tracy is asking. If you weren't already doing this thing, would you start doing it? Does this action involve doing what's important.
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