Check out the full notes for “The More You Do the Better You Feel” by David Parker
You get a task.
You dilly dally on it. Find other things that you need to work on.
But that task sits in the back of your head, draining a little bit of your energy over a long period of time.
Eventually, you get to it and then you kick yourself because that huge task wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
From “The More You Do the Better You Feel” by David Parker:
However, as soon as that warm glow of satisfaction began fading, in its place I began reviewing, examining and criticizing the efforts that had brought that job to a close: “Why didn’t I finish it sooner?” “It really wasn’t that difficult, was it? Why am I so dumb?” “What’s wrong with me?”
Don’t spend more time planning and worrying about something than it will take to actually do the thing.
Which reminds me of this quote I saw on Instagram the other day.
“The best use of imagination is creativity, the worst use of imagination is anxiety.” — Deepak Chopra
Imagination goes in.
Up to you to decide what comes out.