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I don’t usually post on the weekends but I wanted to quickly pop in to share something with you all that’s been working for me and maybe might work for you too.
Without turning this into a long post, I’m a girl with a lot of ideas. A lot. Half of them aren’t half bad either. At least I don’t think so. Neither do my closest friends (who are often the only people I share a smidgen of my ideas with). My problem: action. Doing something with the ideas. Without going into a complete self diagnosis here on the blog, I’d say it has something to do with a fear of failure and lack of time. But lately I’ve been thinking: “Seriously, just do it. It’s now or never.” And if I don’t at least try to bring one of these ideas to fruition, I’ll never know (this is along the same line of thought before I moved to India for a year – if I don’t go now…I’ll probably never go and I’ll always wonder about it).
So for the past three days I’ve committed myself to spending 1 hour a day working on my own idea/project. Just 1 hour. I put my iPhone down not to be distracted by twitter or instagram, I close all the browser windows on my laptop, and I work – for one whole hour – on my own idea. I don’t preschedule the hour in advance (because if I end up being busy at the time then I may get discouraged), and if I have any ideas before the hour that I want to note I don’t – I wait until I know I have that one solid hour to sit down. And when that hour comes, I go. At the end of the hour, I stop. Even if I can keep going, I stop and save it for the next day. And you know what?
Shit is getting done.
Ideas are making it onto paper.
Emails are being sent.
It’s only been 3 days and my goal is to keep it going for the entire month of August – so I’ll be sure to report back in at the end of the month, but I just wanted to share this with you all in case any of you are also not getting something done that you really want to. Commit to just 1 hour a day – it doesn’t matter what hour – and at the end of the hour stop. That’s it. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you!