Monday Morning Motivation | Waiting

Posted by Bill Esteb on Aug 6th 2022

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As part of an elimination diet consider eliminating procrastination.

Related to being decisive and reducing the effects of clutter, delaying or putting off tasks until the last minute is a common self-handicapping strategy.

Two common lies about procrastination: thinking we work better under pressure and that we first must feel inspired before taking action.

Mark Twain referred to it as "eating the frog." Doing the most detestable or unsavory task first thing each day, knowing that the worst part of the day is behind us.

Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto makes a powerful case for creating to do lists. The night before.

Authors of The ONE Thing offer this quote which I've placed around my environment: "What's the one thing I can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?"

As a recovering procrastinator I've learned that waiting rarely improves anything.


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Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.