“How many of you have some dumb dorky little projects been around your house a lot longer than they should have been around your house? Clean the garage. Ho hum. Wasn’t that important. If it wasn’t that important, why don’t you feel good you haven’t done it? Isn’t that good self-management? Avoid doing low priority things.
“Obviously there were other higher priority things than cleaning the garage. Drink beer, listen to music, hang out, do nothing. You did that instead of cleaning the garage. Why don’t you feel good about that? One reason. You filed away in RAM and it’s been beating you up ever since you filed it in there. There’s no sense of past or future. It’s been yanking your chain every time you walk by your garage
“Your salvation as simple as this may sound: Write it down. Look at it regularly. Either clean the damn garage or feel okay you’re not doing it. Re-negotiate with yourself.”
Source: Getting Things Done – Ep: 36 – Overcoming Procrastination
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