It’s much easier to steer a ship that’s moving

This is what some psychologists call the "do something" principle.

It’s much easier to steer a ship that’s moving
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Ahoy there, fellow office sailors! It's time to stop drifting and start steering our ships towards success. In the vast sea of workloads, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and stuck. But remember, a ship that's already in motion is much easier to steer!

Suddenly, even the most challenging tasks seem doable.

Just like sailing, starting work can be daunting. We may fear failure or doubt our abilities. But once we set sail, we gain momentum and confidence. We begin to see progress, and our motivation grows. It's the equivalent of catching a favorable wind in our sails.

But what if we procrastinate and let our ship sit idle? We may discover that the work we were avoiding is now even more daunting than before. Our fear and doubt have only multiplied in the meantime. We also miss out on valuable time and opportunities.

So let's take the helm and start steering our ships!

  1. Break down your tasks into smaller, manageable chunks. This approach will give you a sense of accomplishment as you tick off each item on your to-do list.
  2. Set realistic deadlines and stick to them. Remember, procrastination leads to panic, which leads to poor quality work.
  3. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Take a moment to acknowledge your hard work and give yourself a pat on the back.
Fear and doubt can be paralyzing, but taking action is the best way to overcome them. So, let's hoist the anchor and start sailing towards success.

Reflection time

  • What tasks have I been avoiding, and how can I break them down into smaller pieces?
  • How will I hold myself accountable for meeting my deadlines?
  • What can I do to celebrate my progress and boost my motivation?