Less Than Favorite
No matter who you are there are tasks in your work that you would prefer not to do. Find wisdom in this thought to help you perform these tasks, let the motivational words inspire you to look at these tasks differently.
Less Than Favorite
Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©2012
There are a lot of different tasks we need to perform throughout many aspects of work. I know this for a fact seeing that I have trudged through many tasks as anxious as could be to get this chore done as soon as possible. I thought that a lot of these less than favorite tasks would diminish or be gone forever when I owned my own business. But, I was wrong - really wrong.
It is really easy to adopt a bad habit when it comes to do things you don't like.
Byron Pulsifer, The Who In I
A bad habit that makes you rush so that the finished task is not done as well as could be done - you already know that when you start but that doesn't seem to matter because it could be a detestable chore; a habit that sees you more than willing to give this task to somebody else if you had a chance. A habit that you have formed all by yourself based on an attitude that lead to a belief that formed a habit.
Such was the case a few days ago when I knew I had to go out to the studio and count all raw materials and all finished product. I detest counting stock and taking inventory. I also knew that this less than fun chore was necessary though in order to complete part of the necessary work before filing a business tax return. So, what to do?
I sure I am not unique when it comes to detesting some aspects of a job. But, I didn't want to continue on with this habit of wishing if only someday someone would do it for me. I knew I needed an attitude adjustment and I needed it fast before I went out to count inventory.
So, this is what I did to alter my thinking.
I decided that instead of looking at the negative aspects of this formerly labeled negative chore, I would rephrase it; re-channel it to become a positive instead of a negative. So, what were the positive aspects that I could focus on?
Simply put, the good thing about counting inventory was, firstly, at least I had inventory to count. This meant that I had a business instead of working for someone else. Secondly, I had inventory to count, which was better than not having any at all, and having to purchase raw materials to make product. Thirdly, I could count inventory on my schedule and not have to do it when I needed to conduct other important business matters. This is not the same as procrastination where one keeps putting it off - it simply means that I have the option to schedule this task when I want to without interfering with other tasks that require my time - for example, I can count inventory in the late afternoon or in the evening when everything else settles down.
Wisdom from David DeNotaris
The point - There is way to turn negative thinking to positive thinking - it means seeing the positives and not focusing on the negatives.
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