Do you want to know how to overcome procrastination? I’ll tell you in the next blog post.
Just kidding! When I present the Efficient Librarian workshop, I’m often asked the question, “How do I overcome procrastination?” While it seems challenging the solution is easier than you may think. In a recent blog post on the Getting Things Done web site, GTD expert Meg Edwards wrote about her own experience with procrastination and the simple way she overcomes it:
I realized that the two things I did that caused me to procrastinate were:
1) I had a negative definition of the outcome
2) I focused on the complexity involved … which overwhelmed me so I did nothing.
What I did that got it moving was:
1) I changed the negative definition of the outcome to a positive definition that motivated me
2) I clarified and defined the next action which simplified what I needed to do so I could relax about the complexity around it.
Read the full blog post on the Getting Things Done web site.