Get Things Done. Take 21!
Get Things Done. Take 21! by Maria Gracia
Ever begin doing something that you do for a few days, and then
simply stop doing it?
For example, let's say you promised yourself that you were going
to file papers immediately before they got out of hand, but then
something else came up, and the next thing you knew, you had
another pile of papers that needed to be filed.
Or perhaps, on January 1 you made a vow to yourself to exercise
for 20 minutes every day. You exercised for a few days. But
then, by January 5, you gave up.
This happens to everyone on one occasion or another. But, you
really can start getting things done!
Next time you really want to do something, and you want to
actually start and continue doing it, realize that doing it for
one, two, or even three days in a row is usually not enough.
It takes at least 21 days to form a habit. This means that you
have to do something at least 21 times before it begins to
become part of your everyday routine.
So . . .
1) Decide exactly what you want to do. Write it down and post it
where you can see it every day, like your bathroom mirror. Be as
specific as possible.
2) Schedule time to do what you want to do. Again, it takes 21
days to form a habit, so schedule at least 21 days on your
calendar and don't let anything get in the way of your schedule.
If you miss one of your scheduled days, it's best to start over
and schedule another 21 days. You must be consistent and
dedicated to doing what you want to do.
3) Once you reach your 21 days, congratulations! Don't stop now
though, schedule another 21 days, and then another and so on,
until you do what you want to do, without even thinking about it
. . . like brushing your teeth.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ by Maria Gracia - Get
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