While working on the new book, Living Daily With Adult ADD. I noticed that I was procrastinating on finishing the fifth draft, when I only had a few more tips to edit.
I asked myself, “Why would you be procrastinating on finishing the fifth draft?”
Turns out, I wasn’t. I had two duplicate tips about money, and needed to fix that, but I wasn’t sure what to substitute for the second one. So I was procrastinating on fixing the duplicate, not procrastinating on the draft, and I couldn’t finish the draft until I fixed the duplicate– that’s the links in the chain.
What I needed was a new tip to put in place of the duplicate on money.
This is it.
I spoke to a guy who couldn’t paint his shelves until the moved the boxes that were blocking them, but he couldn’t move them till he cleaned out the shed to put them in, but he couldn’t clean out the shed until he found somewhere to put the stuff that was in it, —
So chaining is when you can’t do C until you’ve done B, but you can’t do B until you’ve done A, and so on – so don’t we sometimes wind up not doing anything?
The main strategy is to really figure out why you’re really not doing it.
bonus tip o the day Bonnie Mincu on procrastinating