How to Make Yourself Do What You Don’t Want To Do

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How to Make Yourself Do What You Don’t Want To Do

1. Rather than listening to the voice in your head that is screaming “I hate this; I don’t want to do this” think about why it is a GOOD thing to do.

2. Instead of trying to pretend that you don’t feel this way, accept that you are feeling very blah and negative.

3. Don’t think about results and how well you think you’ll do, as this could raise your feelings of anxiety and fear, just think about “right now” and the first thing you can do.

4. Accept that life is tough, and is full of things that suck – but recognise that doing hard stuff is better in the end. You’ll likely have more choices and freedom, if you do.

5. Just do a little bit for now – then give yourself a proper break – then go back and do some more – and soon you’ll find you’re in the flow.

6. Don’t allow your mind to wander and think of other things. Stay focused for that short time – and then stop, and have fun.

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you for the extra motivation! Some of those things end up at the bottom of the pile and when they surface it's time to tackle them. 

Nov 24, 2015 04:59 AM #13
Geoff Grist
Mosman Neutral Bay Realty, Sydney Australia - Sydney, AU
Author of Sold Above Market book

Once you strat you quickly find out it's not as bad as you thought so make today the day you get started!

Nov 24, 2015 06:17 AM #14
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

very good post with very good replies...

Nov 24, 2015 06:30 AM #15
Ann Wilkins
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty - Oakland, CA
Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont CA

I procrastinate - not good but somehow I need/want the last minute pressure.  My goal for the coming year is "just do it!!"

Nov 24, 2015 06:35 AM #16
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Like they say...if you eat that frog first thing in the morning, the rest of the day just has to be easier.

Nov 24, 2015 07:04 AM #17
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

We all have things we prefer not to do even though they must be done.

So, don't put them off, as it will only get harder as the thought of it churns longer.

Do them first, then you have the pleasant things to look forward to.

Thanks for sharing.

Nov 24, 2015 07:11 AM #18
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Oh there is nothing like waiting until it has to be done...that makes me do it. 

Nov 24, 2015 08:25 AM #19
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    When I started in sales, my boss told me that "Successful people do the things that Failures are afraid to do... like make calls, take responsibility, keep your word, go the extra mile."

Nov 24, 2015 11:09 AM #20
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

That is one sharp looking suit! Great advice, by the way...

Nov 24, 2015 11:58 AM #21
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear William,

Great suggestions. Will put one into use tomorrow.

Nov 24, 2015 12:56 PM #22
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

These are great tips and when followed, should lead to success.

Nov 24, 2015 01:11 PM #23
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for the post:

Accept that life is tough, and is full of things that suck – but recognise that doing hard stuff is better in the end. You’ll likely have more choices and freedom, if you do.

Nov 24, 2015 08:20 PM #24
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good post along with excellent comments. Make it a great day. 

Nov 24, 2015 08:53 PM #25
Joy Jones

I have one thing haunting me that I need to start doing and I always let it slide by. Gonna pin your notes up and help me start 2016 right.

Nov 24, 2015 09:36 PM #26
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Congrats on the featured post William!     A solid list of tips for moving past internal dialogue about distatestful tasks.

Nov 25, 2015 01:00 AM #27
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Attitude is everything and having a positive spin sure makes it easier to do those dreaded tasks.

Nov 25, 2015 02:28 AM #29
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

With all the diversions that are out there you just have to buckle up and get er done as Larry the Cable guy says. Keep Prospecting!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2015 05:39 AM #30
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This list is great!  It addresses any push back to "Just Do It!"

Nov 29, 2015 02:15 AM #32
Rhonda Burgess
Southern Living Realty Partners - Smyrna, TN
Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist

My mind definitely wanders when I am doing something that I really don't want to do. It's my avoidance mechanism kicking in. And the older I get, the worse it gets. I think I may have adult onset attention deficit disorder. ((SIGH))

Dec 01, 2015 10:21 AM #33
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Not sure I agree with 1-3. I do however think that 4-6 would be helpful.

Sep 04, 2016 02:50 PM #34
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