“Kid, you’ll move mountains!”
Don’t let the size of the task intimidate you. Everything can be broken down into manageable steps. And picture the end result – the sense of satisfaction of completing something that initially seemed impossible.
“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
Half the battle is the one in your mind – it’s where it all begins. You cannot act inconsistently with your beliefs. There’s naturally no assurance of success – that you’ll achieve everything today that you wanted to achieve – but be confident that you CAN.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
The only way a messy desk, a cluttered life, a chaotic schedule is going to improve is if YOU do something about it. Take one thing, no matter how small, and start there. Eventually, the little things start to add up.
“Everything stinks till it’s finished.”
Motivation runs high at the start of a day or a project, and can trickle out once things get challenging or boring. The secret is to stay at it until it is done. Once the end is in sight, you’ll be grateful you saw it through.
“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
Walk away from your desk every once in a while and focus on something fun. Have a laugh, take a walk, explore the park near the office, wander around a gallery during your lunch hour. Step away from the grind, and return refreshed.
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
When the unforeseen strikes, don’t freeze. Move over into action – don’t let things get out of control. Worry will drain you of brainpower to figure out a solution. Lean in with the flow and keep your eyes open for the opportunities within a crisis in order to maximise productivity.
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
Instead of looking at all the things you DIDN’T get to, remind yourself of what you accomplished for the day instead. Stay positive, encourage yourself – and remember that tomorrow, you can try again.