We talked about the importance of Effectiveness Habit #6: Refresh and what happens to your overall system if you bypass this habit.
Here are the Top 5 thoughts (or stories) that stop you from doing this habit. For each I’ve listed a potential “flipped” thought that can get you past the delays you may have in using Habit #6.
|I have no time.||“The benefits of using this habit include freeing up my time.”|
|It took so long last time.||“The first refresh or two took longer because I had lots to handle. I bet regular attention to this habit will keep the daily refreshes shorter. “|
|I can keep it all in my head.||“I’d rather not take on the burden of remembering everything I will or could do.”|
|I hate the structure, lack of freedom, discipline.||“I find that when I freely choose a discipline like this, it strongly supports my success.”|
|I’m afraid to look at what might be lurking in my hopper and other lists.||“Whether I look or not, potentially burdensome items are still in there. I am better off knowing sooner so I can manage it.”|
Another tip: Try doing 3 or 4 daily refreshes in a row. You’ll start to see the benefits of using this habit within a week.
To your continued success!