The formula to rationalize what you postpone contains one part of self-deception or disappointment, two parts of escapism, a dose of guilt, and a dose of immobilization. When was the last time you postponed something you had to do?
I invite you to observe the main reasons that lead to the practice of postponing, as well as some of the solutions that can be applied.
Even if is not your purpose, at some point in your life you have applied micromanagement. There are tasks that in one way or another require your full attention in every step and in every little detail. Unfortunately, no matter what your professional role is, if micromanaging expands more than necessary it will reduce productivity, decrease the possibilities of growth, and ultimately limit the success of any project.
Let’s look at the why of micromanaging and how we can avoid staying in it longer than necessary.
When we have a long list of things to do, it is easy to get confused between what is urgent and what is important. Sometimes, all these activities seem like they have to be done at the same time, but we cannot find a way to do them all.
Let’s talk about why it is so important to understand the relationship between what is urgent vs what is important and how we can make decisions based on this understanding.
If at some point in your life you thought that increasing your productivity would give you better results, you are not alone. Many understand that to achieve a goal and manage resources properly, it is necessary to be productive.
Let’s talk about the benefits of being productive and how you can guarantee the results you want.
According to British writer James Allen, pioneer of the self-help movement: as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. I think this statement is not far from reality. Look around and ask yourself: What you have, what you do, what you are until today, is the product of your thoughts? The answer to this question is probably different for each of us.
However, in my experience, having a positive mindset or as we usually say, good thinking, has a great influence on everything we do and achieve. How are you using your thinking?
Perhaps you have bought a product through the internet which turned out to be poor or average quality and you had to spend extra time and money returning it. It’s almost certain that if this happened to you, you wouldn’t buy this product again or recommend it to someone else.
If we mention what is “average” the list is long. For example services, companies, projects, relationships, and all the things that are not done with excellence. If people have the ability to achieve a high level of excellence, why do many fail?
Have you ever wondered why you are very successful in some areas and not in others? Some people are more successful in their professional lives but not in their personal lives. This is also true for those who consider they have a successful personal life but have financial challenges.
There are several reasons why people are not successful in all areas of their lives. One of these reasons is because they have not been motivated and directed towards developing their full potential. On the other hand, over time they acquire values and opinions that unfortunately become self-limiting beliefs, and that leads them to make incorrect decisions.
In this time called the “new normal”, it is not difficult to understand that massive changes are taking place at the personal and business level. As a result, the health crisis we are facing has led many to leave the status quo behind.
A clear example is a workforce that has to demonstrate their ability to adapt by working in varied environments. For some, it is a mandatory situation, but for others, it is part of the intelligent risks that every leader must take.
The tension that changes produce is a challenge for many. People would like the change to notify its arrival, or better that it did not arrive. Unfortunately, this is not the case, change is constant in our lives, and those who do not recognize it live under great stress.
Tension has great benefits, but unfortunately, there are few who want to be under tension. A large number of people are willing to settle for an average life. Furthermore, many opportunities, dreams, and goals are not fulfilled because people do not want to be under stress.
Due to the global crisis caused by COVID-19, that many believe is unprecedented, numerous changes have been observed. All those changes in such a short period of time, that for many of us, especially the new generations, have not been seen before
Many of these changes have been established at official levels; others of these changes have been decisions taken individually. What changes did you have to accept? What changes were your own decisions?