Once in a while a book comes along that makes perfect sense. This is a book written by someone who is extremely wise on this subject. A sage-like quality about it. No surprise that Neil has studied this subject for years. The quality in this book shows.
Nearly all the books I've read have failed in their mission to get the reader motivated.
This book is different. Everyone is unique and everyone has their own entry points. For me I loved the idea of designing one's day around what one really enjoys, leisure, hobbies, exercise etc. Then peppered around this one build's half hour slots of time to do some work towards one's goal.
This book builds on the ideas given. Not neccessarily in chronological order. More a 3D model. A layer that also really clicked for me was that instead of focusing on finishing this task, project, goal one has a series of starts. One Starts towards the goal for 30 minutes. Then after this a reward, some fun in life. Then back to the next 30 minute session.
What's reccommended is to take a 2 minute pre-project focus to get the mind in the right vibration(my word) before beginning.
Procrastinating uses up valuable energy. It's a protection of sorts, but it takes energy to procrastinate. The stories of clients in the book makes one feel that this is more common that we tend to think. Some suffer more than others. For me it's been around for 75% of my life and got worse over the last few years.
Having taken voluntary redundancy last November, I thought starting a new career was a simple affair with all this time available. It wasn't time, it was an out of control procrastination junkie. However, it's not always so obvious. In Barbara De Angelis's book Confidence, she speaks of 3 types of confidence, behavioral, spiritual and emotional. In my view if you've got procrastiation as the savior of your pain, you will most assurely lack behavioral confidence in yourself.
This will be money so well spent. It's like having an expert right in your hands, helping you every step of the way.
For me I realised that I wasn't living a life of fun, I was still waiting for something to happen before my life begun.
I recently read How To Be Smart With Your Time: Expert Advice from the Star of Dragons' Den
. Its the best book I've read on identifying where your time goes, getting focus and identifying your passions. Read my review as I've covered in depth my personal journey as well as the book contents. You'll notice the ADD mind in the behaviour :o)
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