O my goodness. What is wrong with me? Why is it that I put off jobs that are actually quite easy? I put them off and put them off. In my head they are so much harder than what they turn out to be, once I actually do them. I build them up in my psycho little brain and they become all consuming and filed in the too hard basket.
Do you do this too? Like just this very moment….I did a job I had been putting off for months…since November last year – i kid you not – and it was such a simple little job. Our pool chlorinator is broken and Mr Chardy has been onto me to call the Pool people, who we bought it through, and see if we can get a new one on warranty. I emailed – of course I did – because I just hate talking on the phone. I know – can you even believe it, the person who loves people hates talking on the phone. Anyway, so after a few emails back and forward they needed my invoice/purchase date which for some reason I didn’t have. They gave me a number to call (this was on 27th January) and I have put it off since then, scared to pick up the phone.
Well – I did it – I called the lovely lady and within under a minute Courtney had me sorted and is sending me the invoice.
Gee – that was hard wasn’t it….. WHY – WHY do I make things so much harder than they are? I keep telling you all to JUST DO IT, and yet I can’t even take my own advice. And dear me it feels good when you have done it.
So, today, lets do those things that we have put off. For me it is vacuuming the pool and washing my car – wow, they sound hard don’t they!!! There may also be 50 thousand sausages that need bagging & wages to do as well. So I am off – to crack those little suckers off the list. I am going to challenge myself…because we all know I am quite competitive. I wonder if can do them all before lunch time: Pool, Car, Wages….just watch me go.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. GAME ON PEOPLE!
God, look at me talking to myself, setting myself challenges… YES – I do need to get out more.
What is one thing that you have made seem so much bigger than it should be?
Surely I am not alone.
There is a great book about this very topic called “Eat that Frog” By Brian Tracy. I have listened to it on Audio Book – it is really good – so you think I would have my shit together wouldn’t you. Lets all start eating those frogs first thing in the morning!