How to begin a work , when you don't know How to Begin.?
Don't know How to Begin
This sounds familiar to most of us. We are assigned a task at work - "go figure if some project is feasible" or "if a Particular work can be done in a set time - when don't know what the work is". We have similar situation at home - Mowing the Lawn first time or fixing the furnace or dealing with the teenage kid on a controversial topic.
One easy way to handle this is - To PROCASTINATE; by not doing it now - What a pleasure we get by doing this. Can we live our life with just procrastination, One day or the other we will get HIT HARD? In Job it will be either poor performance or getting fired, finally. At home it will be unharmonious environment or rebellious kids or lack of peace of mind.
How does one tackle such situation? - When you don't know how to begin. Believe me most of the time we know how to begin - We just have the procrastination thoughts, geared up in our mind, that we don't THINK THROUGH it. Yes THIKING THROUGH is the Key here - Which will unlock our potential to better world.
The very first act is taking a deep breath and deciding that you are going to do it. Then make a video image in your mind about how you are going to make it happen. Take each step by step - You need to think in as much detail as possible. If you are not able to think in detail just think about it - the important thing is THINKING THROUGH the process of acting it .During this process - you will come up with different option and ideas and more action items. Preferably, write them down in a small notepad as you proceed along in your process. This exercise should not take more then 20-30 minutes. By the end of the THINKING THROUGH process - you should have a very good feeling - as if you have already started that task. Just stand up and go do it - You can use the writing pad you used as your guide.
Very soon you will realize that this THINKING THROUGH process has become a habit (You mind is exercised to do it - you mind has muscle to deal with procrastination) and you are able to deal with many work items in much easier way.
Believe me THINKING THROUGH is the toughest part, after that it is all downhill. When you take a deep breath and decide to act on the process - You have done 70 % of the work. The good part is , when you THINK THROUGH - you are all alone - So you don't have to deal with the actual fear that is causing you to procrastinate. Try practicing this and place your comments. I want to know , how it is working for you. Your feedback is appreciated.
Believe me this has changed my life - financially and emotionally. Looking forward to your comments...