It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~ W. Edwards Deming
Productivity = Change
Let's face it. If we are looking into how we can be more productive and we discover we are procrastinators or we don't make "to-do" lists to help prioritize we are going to have to make some changes to begin doing these things.
Jim Temme, breaks it into 3 steps:
Awareness: I read the procrastination short and have become aware that I procrastinate and would like to make some changes to break that habit.
Commitment: I am writing a goal to change. I do not want to procrastinate anymore. I am going to choose 2 things I have been putting off and write a to-do list to accomplish them, now.
Discipline: Well, writing my to-do list and following it is not very easy. All of the reasons I was putting off creating that activity and putting together that menu plan are still there. Discipline is hard!
Out of these three steps which do you find as the most difficult? Discipline? Me too.
Resource: Temme, J. (1993). Productivity Power:250 Great Ideas for Being More Productive. Mission: SkillPath Publications.