Understanding what you will do determines how much you will get done at any given time. This is something that you learn about yourself over time. It’s also something you need to reevaluate as you get older as things and circumstances change. So, what do I mean by the question what will I do?
You know yourself better than anyone does. You know what makes you tick. You know what your capabilities are, both physically and mentally. You also know what you will and won’t do, so ask yourself what will I do?
I understand it’s a pretty broad category and there are many facets to us as human beings. So, think about it this way, when you have something that you need to do, whether it’s a big task, project, or something else that you need to act on, think about if you will do it or not.
A lot of times we have to do things that we don’t particularly want to do, such as a work-related task but it has to be done. When you ask yourself what will I do, that gives you the opportunity to determine how to get it done if you decide you won’t perform this task yourself.
There are many ways to get things done that you know you won’t do. I’m not telling you to say no to your employer. I’m suggesting that you get creative to figure out how to get this task done without actually doing it yourself, it’s called delegating or outsourcing.
This concept may be easier in your personal life than in your professional life, but it is doable. A task that you dread or that you don’t have the skillset to do isn’t out of the realm of possibility of getting it done, as long as you don’t fall victim to procrastination. Changing your mindset to determine how to get this task done may divert your mind from procrastinating.
So, the next time you have a task, project, or something that you need to act on, ask yourself what will I do? The answer to that question will allow you to get it done even if you don’t want to do it.