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Sit Down and Work

Showing up for work is half the battle

Many people wait for inspiration to strike them before doing something. It could be work related or writing a novel. Those same people stop working once their inspiration wanes. It’s as if they are waiting for everything to be perfect - from how they are feeling, to the time of day, from whether the moon is full to the perfect space to work in. You get the idea. The more hurdles they create for the timing to be right to get down to work, the less likely it is they will get much, if anything, done.

If you just take the physical act of sitting down and starting to work you have a significantly better chance to get your work done. It also helps if you cut out distractions. For instance, do not check your email, Facebook, LinkedIn, or news feeds when you sit down, as it only delays getting to work. If you have a big or special project, sitting down at whatever time of day is the time of day you work best - without distractions - will get you on the road to completing your project.

Like most things, if you make this your routine, you will find you knock out important work when you are fresh and ready to work. It also will help you meet the expectations of those you work with and for. Plus, you don’t need to worry, your email and social media will be there waiting for you when you finish that project.

As always, this post and others can be found on my blog, Business Law Guy's Blog .  


About the Author: Neal Bookspan is a partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Jaburg Wilk . He assists clients with business issues, commercial litigation, workouts and bankruptcy litigation. Neal can be reached at 602.248.1000