I am afraid, however, that I have come down with a serious case of procrastination. I am working on big project that I am determined to complete in the next couple of weeks. Here is the deal. I have been dragging my feet on this one. So, I think I need to be accountable to you. When I decided to publish the newsletter on weekly basis, I told everyone. Then, you know what? I did it.
So, in addition to telling you that I am going to finish it, I’m going to answer the questions that I might give to you, if you were “dragging your feet.”
- Am I meeting the deadlines for the actions toward my goals?
- If I am not meeting my deadlines, what is getting in the way?
I’m procrastinating because I am afraid that it will not be good enough.
- If you are having trouble accomplishing the goal in the time that you have allowed yourself, are the time frames too strict or is the goal not at a small and manageable level?
The time frame is fine. I should have had it done a long time ago.
- Is this goal still important to me?
- What is the importance of this goal for you?
I really want to produce a substantial resource to help my clients and others who look to me for help.
- If I did not take the actions that I said I would, what other choices did I?
Ah, I did other stuff, lots of other stuff.
- What changes do I need to make to my strategies and/or plan to make better progress?
I need to work on it more consistently and have more accountability. I am working on it two hours a day and a rough draft will be done by next week. I will make copies by next Friday to give to the people who have offered to give me feedback.
- What is working and what should I continue doing?
I need to keep it on the front burner by working on it every day.
- What strategy do I need to give more time to see if it will work? Do not give up too soon when something isn’t working.
It just needs to get done. All the strategies are working.
By the way, I will offer this to you as soon as it is done. Look for the announcement soon