Is there an aspect of your voice over business you’ve been procrastinating on?
Of course there is!
You’ve been putting it off for how long? Days? Weeks? Months?
Lots of great “reasons,” you tell yourself. But really, it’s just a bunch of lousy excuses. Mostly, it’s probably just a project you aren’t excited about, but you know you need to get done, but you keep putting it off.
“I’ll do that later,” you tell yourself.
Later never comes.
“Marc, get out of my head,” you’re proclaiming, whilst shaking your fist at the computer screen.
The Best Way to Get Things Done is Get Started
Each Sunday evening, I sit down with my journal and write out some goals for the week. They’re written (in ink) in my journal, as a commitment. I also write them on a dry-erase board hanging beside my desk so I can have them constantly in my face throughout the day as reminder.
Like you, I’m really good at “putting off” some of those projects I’m less enthused about.
Thing is, when they’re in my journal and in my face on the dry-erase board, it makes it a lot harder to avoid / ignore them.
Which means, more often than not, those daily reminders force me to get started.
After all, if I don’t get the goals crossed off, then I feel like I failed at the end of the week, and that’s FAR more frustrating than working on a project I’ve been avoiding.
This evening, I sat down with once such project. I’ll work on it for 20 or 30 minutes, I told myself. Just enough to get the ball rolling. That way, I’ve committed a little, and I can just keep plugging away in bite-sized time chunks the rest of the week.
That was a little over three hours ago and guess what.
The project I was avoiding is now completely finished and it feels awesome!
Motivation is a Myth
“I don’t feel like it.”
“I’m not inspired.”
“I have no motivation.”
Ever use any of those lines?
Let me tell you right now… they’re all crap. Every last one of them.
Make a decision to do it. Get started. Get it done.
That’s how this works.
I know it. You probably do too.
Tonight, I proved it to myself… yet again.
So… what are you going to go get started on?
When you start (and probably work until you’re finished), send me a note. We’ll celebrate your success together! marc[at]marcscottvoiceover.com