The biggest problem most people face is lack of motivation, procrastination and inability to persist on the task at hand.
I talk about 2 things all the time, and these 2 steps can help in maintaining persistence
- Break it down. Macro goals, Micro quotas. Take your big goal and cut it down to small actionable steps
- Write it down. Track your daily activities for one week. Have time diary of activities you do and when. Your routines define your success.
#1 take your big goal which may seem impossible and break it down to small easy steps. For example, if you want to write 400 page novel, it many seem as too much work.
But can you write one page today? If not, can you write one sentence? Next day, can you also write one more sentence? If you write just 1 page a day and have day off here and there, in one and half years you will be done with the novel.
#2 Purpose of this is to visually see how much time you spend on not value adding activities. Write down every thing that you do and time when you do it. Just for one week, that’s enough. And you will realize how much time you are actually wasting that should be put into good use.
Sandhya Reddy is a PCC Accredited Executive Coach and Leadership coach based in Bangalore, India. She is the Founder and Principal Coach at Chapter Two Coaching, a coaching consultancy that specializes in leadership development. She is a Certified Hogan Assessor and Coach. She has over 750+ hours of experience with coaching senior professionals. She has enabled personal transformation for over 1500+ individuals through coaching interventions, workshops, webinars and mentoring.
Chapter Two helps leaders in middle levels and senior levels engage better with their teams, peers and senior stakeholders. We help teams develop a growth and performance mindset, align better with the organizational culture and values and function more cohesively. We are also passionate about women’s leadership development and have developed a practice around it. We enable leadership development through 1:1 coaching interventions and through a set of curated leadership and personal transformational workshops.