Here is a
recipe that might prompt you to attend to things before they become problematic.
sheets of Legal Paper
heaping cup of Consideration
dollop of Honesty
helpings of Memory
pinch of Anticipation
Obvious and Conveniently Located Calendar
Using one sheet of Legal Paper and the pen, mix the heaping cup of Consideration
to Your Dreaded Task, which will greatly reduce the opportunity for the yeast of
overwhelm to make the mixture rise too fast. List the benefits of
having it behind you and the ramifications of putting it off.
Add the dollop of Honesty to the mix, including how it will affect your
personal or work life, your health, your family, your co-workers, your finances,
and your future.
Fold in the two level helpings of Memory relating to how wonderful you felt when
you accomplished something on time, and how awful it was when you delayed
Slowly stir in the full pinch of Anticipation, to alert you to whether you
really want to live with the energy drain of an unattended task constantly
nagging at you and distracting you from your best efforts.
Step 5. Let
the mixture marinate for 15 minutes, to bring out the flavors of timely action,
and to soften the bitter taste of having to do the dreaded activity now.
Using the second sheet of legal paper, design a plan of action and list of
tasks, complete with artificial interim deadlines to assure on-time completion.
Transfer contents of the second sheet of paper to the Obvious and Conveniently
Located Calendar on appropriate dates, and bake until golden.
Coach Kerul Kassel