Day 912. Avoiding a task isn’t going to make it go away.

October 6, 2013

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles

Day 912.  Sunday, September 22, 2013
Even before this day approached, I knew I’d be using it to catch up on posting all my blogs from the last 3 weeks.  That, is a daunting task.

So daunting, I avoided it all day.  I dread it—it’s overwhelming and what if I misplaced some blog posts along the way.  What do I do?  I’ve never lost a post—but what would happen if I can’t account for a day?  I see it as a tragic moment.

And although it’s insane, last week I decided to start another blog—completely unrelated to this blog.  No, I don’t have time for a second blog—but I love the new blog.  My love is being spread thin among two blogs, the gym, dancing and sometimes sleep.

I spent the bulk of my daytime hours working on my new blog.  Then I took a nap.  When I woke up I was startled.  My Carnegie blog!  I simply MUST catch up on posting my stories! So I got up, and began working on the task.  It turns out, the first blog only took a few minutes. With an unusual focus on determination I decided to post another blog.  Then another… and before I knew it, I had caught up on posting 4 blogs!  That was easier than I thought!

The Dale Carnegie principles I used while doing this task is from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Once a decision is reached, act!
Cooperate with the inevitable.

The lesson in this story:  Responsibilities are not going to magically disappear without your efforts.  Make a decision to complete a task and charge forward.  Once you complete the task you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

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