Beat Procrastination – Eat the Elephant — 21 Comments

  1. Oh boy, do I need to pin that quote to my fridge or something. I am the world’s worst procrastinator, and all it does is cause me more stress.

  2. Gosh, when I look around my home, I see so many projects I need to do. I also have a good pile of work to do. I just keep chugging through it all to keep from downing.

  3. I tend to bite off more than I can chew and stress myself out. Taking it one bite or one step at a time is great advice.

  4. We were just talking about this same thing last night! I really like the “Eat the Elephant” metaphor here. Sometimes taking the first bite will just get you into the zone and make then next bites much easier.

  5. I love this idea of breaking things down into small manageable tasks. When we look at the big items on our To Do List, it often feels overwhelming.

    I love the Eat That Frog book — one of the other important points along with eating that elephant is to do the most important tasks first. I spent a lot of time on tasks that didn’t really move me forward. Well, at least during the time I was doing them, I felt accomplished. However, these were non high impact activities. So, I’ve gone through the process of breaking things down and prioritizing.

    Thanks for such a great reminder!

  6. Great words to remember. Life is so crazy sometimes that it becomes overwhelming! thanks for this advice

  7. I actually just read about procrastination recently and how you can beat it. The example they used was doing the dishes which my kids hate doing and I end up doing for them most times because I hate seeing the sink dirty. This is a great post.

  8. Great advice. I think “baby steps” work for a lot of things. It’s definitely easier that way sometimes.

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