But, I do believe in poor timing. The key to moving mountains is to do the right thing at the right time. The challenge that most of us face is that we don’t understand our own natural bio-rhythms well enough to make them work for us. For instance, we might not be up for a 7:00 am meeting with the boss!
FOR MANY OF US PROCRASTINATION IS A VERY REAL TRAP.
Let me explain it this way. If I try to read in the morning I’ll immediately go back to sleep. Mornings are my time to rock the ideas that I’ve been thinking of all night long out on paper. I have a low in the afternoon that allows me to virtually pull great ideas from the universe. Trying to write at night is close to impossible. Before I realized these natural flows of energy, I was out of sync and unhappy with my progress. My continuous pushing set me up to procrastinate which made me angry with myself. The cycle continued until I released one important thing, matching the activity with the mood and it’s bliss. The good news is this is where real success lives.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO IT DIFFERENTLY
For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in how successful people do things. I know they do things differently than the not so successful masses. They have developed strategies, systems and habits that have allowed them to excel in at least one specific area. And it has paid off.
HERE’S THE SHOCKER
One of things that I have noticed is that they don’t work all the time. They vary their activities and are present with what they are doing when they are doing it. They have developed an acute focus that has allowed them to concentrate on what they are doing and nothing else.
AND MY THEORY IS…
They understand themselves better than the rest of us. I believe they use their bio-rhythms to improve concentration, increase focus and enhance performance. Often they’re not working harder at all, they’re actually working smarter.
If we understood ourselves better, we could do the same thing, right? Well it’s just not that easy. Figuring out your energy flows takes careful charting and analysis. Unfortunately, it’s important to chart long enough to see patterns. People need to also be able to analyze their feelings at different times of the day to get a true picture.
HERE’S HOW TO CHART YOURSELF.
Make a 14 day, 24 hour chart.
Have space for what you are doing
How you physically feel
How you emotionally feel
What you feel like doing
CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY HERE
If you consistently track this information, you’ll probably see some pretty surprising results. This will be black and white proof of why you have real problems with certain activities and why others are a breeze.
NOW USE THIS NEW KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
As much as humanly possible, reschedule your work to fit your natural rhythms. Most of my readers are entrepreneurs, who have the power to make their own schedule. They’re in control, they can organize their calendar to meet their needs.
JUST DO IT
You’ll be happy you did.
Let me know how it worked for you. I’m really curious about how this info has helped you understand yourself better and what was the affect. Thank you and remember it’s not procrastination, no matter what they say!
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