How to Get Things Done When You Really Don't Want to!

Do not do it. What? Well if you really don't want to do something you shouldn't do it. I know it's not a perfect world and  one has to work and eat and stuff. But one also ought to respect ones feelings.  Chances are, when you are feeling strongly about not performing a task it is because you are not supposed to. Nevertheless, there are moments in life when you really have to do something you don't want to do.  Here's what I believe: everything has a price. Yes, even freebies. The question should always be is the price worth it?  If the answer is no, then I see no reason to torture myself. If the price is yes, then the torture must be endured. In which case I am grateful that as human beings we can go against our own desires, though it is often not easy to do so. In such situations, I create a vivid imagination of the good that I hope the task will eventually produce then fixate my mind on it. With this mind frame I am able to get the work done with the help of several cups of yerba mate, good music,  and all the while locked away in an environment that contains minimum to zero distractions. Now, it is quite difficult  to perform well when you don't wish to. But it is necessary that the more your dislike of a task, the more you have to focus and do it the best you can. In this situation, I think of what a pain the task is and how much of a pain it is going to be to muster the strength to do it all over again. This motivates me to get it done well, once and for all. It's like drinking an awful medicine. You squeeze your eyes tightly shut, throw your head back and take a good swallow. Once it's all gone down say yak, scrub your tongue and mouth, write about how much you hated having to swallow it, tell your mates, your mother, cry about it...it's good. You are alright. You did it. But if it's not worth it, don't do it. Go do what you really want to do. Not because life is too short, but because doing what you hate makes life a long slow torture and you deserve better.

Have a blast,
Jane

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