Divide and Conquer

Even the most efficient of us can get sidelined by a task that seems way too big.  Whether we perceive it as too complicated, too time-consuming, or too boring, we can become very creative procrastinators in an effort to avoid sinking our teeth into that elephant.

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.

To make that overwhelming task into something you can approach without dread, break it into smaller pieces.  List out all of the steps you will need to take in order to get that task done.  Then add deadlines to each of those steps. Spreading the effort over a period of time will make that big task seem much less daunting.

Just getting the first step accomplished will give you a tremendous feeling of relief that you’ve finally started this elephant!

Try it, and let me know how it works for you.

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