#70 - Productivity 101 - Create Accountability
During this process of creating and sticking to habits, we are accountable to ourselves. Because nobody will be monitoring. This is where things go wrong. We start to procrastinate. We might be busy today. So, we postpone to the next day. But the next day, we will forget to do it. That will be the end of it.
It is totally ok to have thoughts of procrastination. It is because our mind is not accustomed to this new habit. So it will offer all sorts of rationalization to create a reason to skip habit. Such times, hang on there, dig deep and commit yourself. Say ‘No’ to your thoughts of procrastination. Turn up every day without fail.
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
P.S. Since 2011, I have been experimenting to create new habits and improve productivity. I am documenting those things that have worked for me. Initially, it was a struggle to create new habits. There were false starts. Then there were frustrating periods when I couldn’t sustain the momentum. I started following people who were on this similar journey and tried to learn from them. This series of posts is a result of years of experimentation and practice.