Leadership and Time Management Update from H. LEINER & CO.
When you accomplish a task, you feel productive and endorphins are released that motivate you to start your next job. It’s a feel-good cycle!
It is difficult to be motivated to start working on a large, important task, because it might be overwhelming. This then leads to you not completing many tasks, because everything is so big and takes so much time, so you never feel that motivation to keep accomplishing.
Break down a big task into many details. Then tell yourself you will just start doing one piece of that job. Psychologically, it is much easier to do a smaller task than a larger one, so once you start, you will find yourself completing the job easily. Once you do one piece, you will be motivated to do the rest of the parts of the large task, and before you know it, you will have completed the entire thing.
Every step forward gives you more energy to complete more parts of the whole, leading you to accomplish what at first was larger and scarier.
(Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time)