Some of us are "doers", and some of us are "thinkers".
Which one are you?
Do you spring into action, or do you sit around and think about doing something - without actually ever doing it? Are you super organized? Can you move from one project to another seamlessly? Are you exhausted at the end of the day, or do you get a surge of adrenaline every time you check one more thing off your to-do list?
Simply put - "doers" get things done. "Thinkers" like to say they've made progress, but, in reality, they accomplish very little on a daily basis.
If you'd like to turn yourself into a "doer", it's easier than you think. Just incorporate these 4 tips into your daily routine:
1. Make a to-do list.
Whether you're slaving away in the office or trying to make things more manageable at home, a to-do list is a great way to turn yourself into a "doer". Figure out which tasks are most important, and put them at the top of your list. When you successfully complete a task, savor the feeling of scratching it out.
Just make sure you've really completed the task before you check it off. "Doers" don't cheat or try to rationalize; they simply get the job done.
2. Reward yourself.
You're more likely to take action if you know there's something good waiting for you at the end of it. So, when you charge through that to-do list, give yourself a reward. The good vibes you experience will motivate you to keep taking action.
3. Tap into the power of visualization.
Got an important task? Close your eyes and imagine yourself handling it! The key to visualization is to sit somewhere quiet and clear your mind. The only thing you should be concentrating on is the task at hand. Picture yourself - in detail - tackling this task. Visualize yourself completing every single step, and those thoughts will actually give you enough energy to get up and take care of the task for real!
If you have a really big task, you can use visualization in chunks. For example, picture yourself tackling the first portion. Then get up and do it. After that, return to your quiet space and visualize the next part of the task. Dividing everything up will make even the toughest of challenges seem more manageable - meaning that it'll be easier for you to tackle them!
4. Make sure your mind is in the right place.
Sometimes, even the best "doers" can't come up with a solution. Instead of trying to force your mind to problem-solve, give your brain a breather. Clear away those stressful thoughts, take some time to relax, and come back to tackle the problem later. (You can even sleep on it if you want!) The clearer your mind is, the easier it'll be for a solution to pop into your head.
Even if you're not struggling with a specific solution, it's important to have the right mindset. In fact, a positive attitude is crucial to becoming a "doer". Seeing the bright side or the silver lining can be challenging at first, but if you really focus on the positives, they'll eventually start coming to you automatically.
Also, spend your time with other happy people. If you're surrounded by Debbie Downers, it's going to be impossible for you to maintain the positive attitude that you need.
Bottom line - if you change the way you think, you can change the way you act!
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