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Achieve Your Goals By Doing Something About Them

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The title of this article sounds simplistic but it is amazing how often
people (including me) sit staring at a problem like mounting paperwork
and become so depressed by the thought of all the work to be done that
they do nothing and continue in a paralytic state for days and even
months!

The article aims to cheer such people up by the fact that they are not
the only ones to be paralyzed by their mounting tasks. It also offers one
or two solutions to the problem.


Keywords:
goal setting,depression,daily effort,small
efforts,debt,housework,garden,action,leverage


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The title of this article sounds simplistic but it is amazing how often
people (including me) sit staring at a problem like mounting paperwork
and become so depressed by the thought of all the work to be done that
they do nothing and continue in a paralytic state for days and even
months!

The article aims to cheer such people up by the fact that they are not
the only ones to be paralyzed by their mounting tasks. It also offers one
or two solutions to the problem.

We all have things we have failed to do. Frank Garon, internet guru and
philosopher, writes:

"Last summer, I went to the gym 3-4 times a week and worked out like a
fiend. I was in the best shape of my life, and I knew it. But then I got
busy, and have only been one time in the past 7 months. Now, I could
obsess about that, or I can just chill the freak out and go to the gym
tomorrow and do something about it.

I have things I've needed to do for months still sitting on my desk. I
can stop looking at this pile and DO something about it. I can pop in my
Guy Finley and John Di Lemme CDs and give myself an instant boost. In
short, I can either cry about something or I can fix it."

Frank's solutions are not to stress out about what he has not done; to
play some music that he loves and to do something about whatever still
needs doing. He wisely decides not to cry over spilt milk but to take
action to put things right.
The Jewish Rabbis taught their students to deal with the problem of
studying a huge syllabus (the Talmud) by telling the story of the heap of
dust. Two men were asked to move a huge heap of dust. One man soon gave
up saying: "We'll never move this! It's far too big."

The other man kept plugging away day after day moving a little at a time.
It seemed like he was achieving nothing but eventually the heap began to
look a little smaller. Finally he cleared the whole lot away and received
his reward.

To use another metaphor: Be content to chip away like a woodpecker at a
problem bit by bit and eventually you will cut through the whole tree and
your problem will disappear. Your problem could be debt; so chip away at
your debt by plugging the little leaks in your finances which are
draining your money away.

Perhaps, like me, you belong to several membership sites with monthly
fees which you seldom if ever visit. It only takes a small effort to end
your membership.

Perhaps people owe you money which they forget to pay you. Take the time
and trouble to make a list of those who owe you money and ask for it.
Debtors are usually honest people who really have forgotten to pay up and
just need a reminder to refresh their memories.

Another solution to what you have not done, is to pay someone else to do
it. Recently, I mowed my lawns myself but the time before that I paid
some one else to do it and saved a lot of time and energy to work on
other more important and urgent tasks.

You could argue, however, that mowing the lawn is great exercise so that
you save money and benefit your health by doing the necessary physical
work yourself.

Housework can take up a lot of time and demands some skill; so pay
someone else who can do it more quickly and efficiently unless you are
worried by having a stranger in the house. You could, of course, pay a
relative to do the work!

The principle of leverage (i.e. getting some one else to do your work for
you for money) applies in a big way on the internet. The whole affiliate
system is based on rewarding others for doing your marketing for you.
Network marketing is also based on leverage.

Occasionally, you might want to pay someone else to work for you but also
to teach you how to do the skilled work that they know how to do. I pay
my web designer to do work on my websites and to teach me how he does
what he does.

This way I can gain a certain amount of independence so that I don't have
to keep ringing him up over minor changes and I can also save time by
making the most of the skills of an expert web designer.
So stop feeling depressed about what you haven't done. Either start
fixing things bit by bit or pay someone else to do the job for you.

				
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