9. Build a track record
It’s not what we do that makes us tired–it’s what we don’t do. The tasks we don’t complete cause the most fatigue.
There was a man who looked to be in his 60s came up to said, “My problem”, he said, ” is that i never seem to finish anything. I’m always starting things–this project and that, but i never finish. I’m always off on to something else before anything is completed.”
He then asked whether there could be some affirmations that might alter his belief system. He correctly saw the problem as being one of his belief. Because he did not believe he was a good finisher, he did not finish anything. So he wanted a magical word or phrase to repeat to himself that would brainwash him into being a different.
Now, asked yourself. ” If I had to learn how to use a computer, could I do it by sitting on my bed and repeating the affirmation, ‘I know how to use a computer. I am great at using computers. I am a wizard on a computer’? “
As you can see, that affirmations would probably have no effect on his ability to use a computer.
“The best way to change your belief system is to change the truth about you.” ” We believe the truth faster than we believe false affirmations. To believe that you are a good finisher, you must begin by building a track record of finished tasks.”
Buy a notebook and at the top of the first page write, “Things I’ve Finished.” Each day, made a point of setting small goals and finishing them. Whereas in the past you could be sweeping your front walk leave it unfinished when the phone rang, now unless the call is urgent, maybe you should try to let the phone ring so that you could finish the job and record it in your book. The more things you wrote down, the more confident you become that you was truly becoming a finisher. And he had a notebook to prove it.
Consider how much more permanent your new belief was than when you tried to do it with affirmations. You should whispered to yourself all night long, “I am a great finisher,” but the right side of his brain would have known better. It would have said to him, “No, you’re not.”
Stop worrying about what you think of yourself and start building a track record that proves that you can motivate yourself to do whatever you want to do.
We’ve been using time clocks and timers for centuries, but more of us are increasingly turning to time tracking apps – either on desktop, web or mobile devices – to do the job. Why? We asked Timely users that very question to find out the main benefits of time tracking apps. Here are their top 10: https://memory.ai/timely-blog/benefits-of-time-tracking-apps