Too often I’ve told myself “I’m not able to do x” or “I can’t do x because of y” and similar statements. Oftentimes I’ve been wrong on the few things I “couldn’t do” that I manage to accomplish just fine. It all comes down to the mentality that I possessed. Over my first Semester at WKU (Fall 2013) I would often say there’s no way I can do this paper as I’ve waited too long, yet I always managed to get the paper turned in on time, although there would be nights where I would be up till the early morning only to wake up at 5 AM to finish it up. I’ve also experienced this in my business with a big project I finished in December, it’s been on my todo for over 5 months all because I was afraid that I couldn’t do some piece of the project. Once I sat down and said I will get this project done and I can figure out the answer I started to get the project done piece by piece.
The other thing I’ve been bad about is delaying tasks for later, and forgetting/loosing track of items in the process. I used to be very good about recording receipts daily, now they often pile up for days and sometimes even weeks. I do the same for work, I used to be on-top of all the tasks I had to do and now I have days I don’t even bother looking at the ever growing task lists. Yet the excuse I use to make myself feel better? “I just do not have time to do it!” Which is almost a lie as I waste so much time just looking up random facts online or going through my Facebook news feed. Even worser is when I’m at my office and I play games, it’s almost like I’m guaranteeing myself low income. So I got to stop pushing tasks of in the name of “there’s always tomorrow” as sometimes by the time I get around to doing said tasks it was due two days ago. The only time I need to do it tomorrow is when something more important pops up (like homework) or it’s about time for bed and staying up later only makes it worst by making it harder in the morning to wake up.
So to tie the two together, I’ve had days where I’ve actually said I can’t do this task, but maybe I can tomorrow because I need to research how to ____/ I need to get more information on ____ / I’m to busy to do this / it’s not due for a month, among other excuses. Then it’s next week and I haven’t even started. Which out of everything I want to change, these two would be the most beneficial. I would get my work done now not next week and I’d be telling myself the whole time that I can do the tasks just fine. Because if I keep up what I’m doing then I’ll never achieve all the goals I have set for myself, as I want more business and that’s not going to just appear out of nowhere. I also want to learn more languages (both programming and spoken) but if I enter the task saying I’m not able to learn how to do this, or if I give up and I say I can just try to learn the basics tomorrow, I want to play games then it’s very likely I’ll never accomplish much of anything.