Unless, of course, you are one of Neal Stephenson’s characters, who rarely set out to do something and do it… They tackle what is thrown at them… Well, I might add…
But you are not one of his characters… and life, without a system, without a clear direction is a life not worth living.
But with some forethought, you can make life predictive, interesting, and good…
Most of what there is to do in a day, most of what moves you towards that ephemeral good life is hard or tedious
Some tasks are hard for me too. Or tedious… And I respond to both hard and tedious with tension. Impatience. Intolerance.
Sitting and watching a video, even if it is a film, but especially if it is a tutorial video, I have about 10-15 minutes that I can suffer it… and then I have to jump up… whole body tight, resistant.
This used to hinder me a lot. I would buy classes and never finish them.
or difficult books… “I can’t take any more of this…”
or doing Starting Point Measurements…
or designing a page
or writing a sales letter
So I have devised a clever scheme to beat this hindrance… because life is the way life is… so instead of waiting for life to adjust to my impatient nature, I adjust myself to life.
And actually use my nature plus a system, to make myself productive.
I group these boring, unnerving, or tedious activities together. Once I jump up with “I can’t take any more of this…”, I have the next activity already lined up.
Reading, tutorial, Starting Point Measurements… 67 steps from my portable headphones… etc. going on in a cycle.
I don’t leave it to fate that I have something useful to do when I had enough of one thing…
I think ahead. I prepare it…
If I left it to fate, I would likely fill my time with sand activities… instead of pushing on my rocks.
I used to pick up the phone and release the tension by talking. I used to go out and shop… to release the tension.
I don’t like tension, and I am sure you don’t like tension.
With this foresight, with this system, I get an awful lot done, and because of the newness of each action in the series, I don’t get bent out of shape… I am actually experiencing a life full of fun. See Neal Stephenson’s characters… lol.
Things, of course, take longer than if I had the “assiduity” to do something for hours… but I don’t. But… eventually everything gets done. I read lots of books, I watch lots of videos and I implement what I learned. I do what I need to do… in a way that works for me.