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Beat Procrastination – Eat the Elephant — 21 Comments

  1. I concur even though I still think there are times when we have no other choice but to go with the flow. Enjoyed this piece Janeane! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. You made a good point. We must spend time on high impact activities in order to see results.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Love this post! I am a notorious procrastinator! I definitely needed this advice! Thanks

  7. Excellent advice! Challenges are so much easier to take on if we do things one small step at a time.

  8. 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.

  9. I agree. You have to take tasks one bite at a time..

  10. I am the worst procrastinator. These are some great tips, thanks!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. I tend to over do things and write a lot at once. This post definitely helps

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