Beware Of Your Passions!

by Julie Baird on November 21, 2009

We all have tasks we prefer, and others we hate. When we are clear about these it is easy to manage. We can watch out for spending too much time on the things we enjoy, and we can make sure we can we force ourselves to buckle down and to the ones we hate.


But what about the other tasks, the ones we don’t love or hate, but fall somewhere in between? How do we guard against unconsciously sabotaging ourselves with these timebombs?

There are two ways I would suggest to bring these out into the open

  1. Have your various tasks written on slips of paper, read each one and by gut feel only split into two piles. “Want to do it.” And “Don’t want to do it”. Then once you’re finished look through both piles and see what the tasks in each one having common. This can tell you a lot about where your passions lie.
  2. Pick a day when your time is not heavily scheduled. Keep track of tasks you do, and the ones you don’t. Again, see what each group of tasks has in common.

Once you know for your passions lie. You can use it to your advantage.

  • Watch out for time wasting — if you have a passion for research for instance, you’ll need to be careful you don’t spend a disproportionate amount of time on this. The time limits on yourself and check your progress regularly.
  • For those idiots were your passions definitely taught by, motivation can be an issue. You can adopt a number of disciplines to make sure you don’t use tasks off. Award yourself for progress; choose a method to complete a task that makes it more fun, more appealing to your passions peaked.

By learning a bit more about yourself and take action and start motoring though it’s your work more effectively. Then you will have more time to spend on the things you truly love

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