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Doing the difficult tasks will pay off

Why did you get stuck on that project?  Is it simply a lack of motivation?  You had the motivation to start whatever it was that you started.  But somewhere along the process you got bogged down.  

Could it be that your initial assumptions about the ease of the project were wrong?  Could it be that the perceived payoff of starting the project were not being realized fast enough?  Who knows.  If it is worth doing, you should get back at it. 

Do the work

In this age of twitter, facebook, email, and texting , instant gratification can confuse your inner motivation.  “Why is this project taking so long!?”

You can get a meal at a drive thru in minutes but your project may take days, weeks or months (or longer!) for you to see a pay off.  If it was worth starting, it’s worth riding it out.  (And don’t eat so much fast food)

You should get back at it because it’s probably worth doing.  Don’t put it off. 


Most things worth doing right, aren’t easy anyway. 

  1. March 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Once again Matt you create a vivid image with your words. I think that is your special talent. Everybody has a talent that is not often recognized as one — this is yours.

    As for the “why” didn’t the project get done, I think you have asked the key question that will turn procrastination or delay in action/success.

    I encourage people to list out at the time they are procrastinating or delaying — what are they feeling? Yes, the feeling word. Even if you are waiting for info from someone else, you must have a feeling as to why you are allowing the delay.

    Assess what’s going on underneath and you find the fuel to, as you say, get back to it!


  2. March 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm


    I know that uncomfortable feeling. Your gut gets a little twisted about a tough decision and the fastest way to make it go away is to stop moving in your current direction.

    The problem is, you’ve stopped moving forward toward your goal if you do so. You have to push past that uncomfortable feeling of the unknown. It’s not that bad, it’s just unknown.


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