Minggu, 22 Oktober 2017

(015) Motivate Yourself: Light Your Lazy Dynamite

Posted by on Minggu, 22 Oktober 2017
Motivate Yourself - Henry Ford used to point out to his colleagues that therewasn’t any job that couldn’t be handled if they were willing tobreak it down into little pieces. When you’ve broken a job down,remember to allow yourself some slow motion in beginning thefrst piece. Just take it slow and easy. It isn’t important how fastyou are doing it. What’s important is that you are doing it.

Most of our hardest jobs never seem to get done. Te merethought of doing the whole job, at a high energy level, is frequently too off-putting to allow motivation to occur. A goodway to ease yourself into that motivation is to act as if you werethe laziest person on the planet. (It wasn’t much of an act forme!) By accepting that you’re going to do your task in a slowand lazy way, there is no anxiety or dread about getting it started.
In fact, you can even have fun by entering into it as if you were in a slow-motion comedy, flowing into the work like a personmade of water.
But the paradox is that the slower you start something, thefaster you will be fnished. When you frst think about doingsomething hard or overwhelming, you are most aware of howyou don’t want to do it at all. In other words, the mental pictureyou have of the activity, of doing it fast and furiously, is not ahappy picture. So you think of ways to avoid doing the jobaltogether. Te thought of starting slowly is an easy thought.
And doing it slowly allows you to actually start doing it. Tereforeit gets fnished. Another thing that happens when you flow into a projectslowly is that speed will often overtake you without your forcing it. Te natural rhythm inside you will get you in sync withwhat you are doing. You’ll be surprised how soon your conscious mind stops forcing the action and your subconsciousmind supplies you with easy energy.
Take your time. Start out lazy. Soon, your tasks will bekeeping the slow but persistent rhythm of that hypnotic songon Paul McCartney’s Red Rose Speedway album, “Oh Lazy
Dynamite.” Te dynamite is living inside you. You don’t haveto be frenzied about setting it off. It lights just as well with aslowly struck match.

By Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is a life coach and a keynote and convention speaker who lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. He has brought his workshops and seminars to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of small businesses.
Other info about Steve Chandler: www.stevechandler.com