The Only Thing You Need To Do…

by on July 31, 2011

Today, dear heart, there is no long post to read, or video to watch.

Nothing to distract you from what you know you need to be doing.

Just read these 105 words.

Ready, angel?

Today I want you to go and do something (anything!)

about that thing that makes you unhappy.

No procrastination, or reading, or research.

You know you’ve done enough of that already, sweetheart. *hugs*

Just go do what you know needs doing.

Go on.

You’ll feel so much better.

And I’ll chat to you Wednesday.


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jane August 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Oh man, now that is a challenge. It’s so easy to just push those sorts of things into a corner and stick on a big label that says, ‘deal with later!’ I might have to take you up on your challenge and see what I can get done today. Pick just one thing out of that pile and have a go at it. Thanks for the motivation!


Jacqueline Gates August 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

Don’t you just Adore challenges like this, Jane?

I’ve also got a huge pile under the “Deal with it Later” label, and this little exercise is the only way I’ve found that works.
Because if I focus on how big the pile is, I just get overwhelmed and go make tea instead!


Tartine@forfait iphone August 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

Great article ! Thanks for the motivation 🙂


Jacqueline Gates August 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

My pleasure, Tartine.


JosephShiller@AmazingAnimationArt August 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

It is really amazing how most people need to be directed on what to do. The world is really begging for leaders. I think the problem is that our bodily needs get in the way too much and most people can’t ignore that for even a short period of time.


Jacqueline Gates August 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

I honestly think that we’ve been GROOMED to need constant direction.

I cover this quite often since it’s something I battled with forever, but I definitely believe that our school system trains us to be “good little employees” and being able to follow instructions is vital to that goal. Which is why becoming an entrepreneur requires such a mindset shift.


Pedro Cardoso August 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

I approve this post: thumbs up on the succinctness!


Jacqueline Gates August 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

And I approve of the succinctness of the reply!


Evie@One Insight Closer August 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm

🙂 love this!

I also love it because I did that today 🙂 Rather than complain about it, I started looking at ways to move away from that situation.



Jacqueline Gates August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am

You’re right, Evie, complaining really doesn’t help, does it?

I love the name of your blog, by the way.
Sometimes One Insight is all it takes!


Holly August 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Oh Goddess!! You are so right!! Get up there and get doing that which you really don’t want to do. It will make you feel so much better… even if you don’t think that it will!! That is why when you do your workout you do the part you dislike the most so that when you are done it, you are do HAPPY that you did, it makes the rest of the work out so much easier!! Short but really a really sweet dose of wonder!!


Stacey @ Zumba Telford August 6, 2011 at 7:16 am

Write a list of things that need doing, break it down into small junks but big enough to get them completed and to feel like a challenge. Cross them off the list when they are completed and you will feel the weight lifting. This is great way to avoid procrastination. Why not join a Zumba class too and feel even better.


Danica Green@Shopping Bags March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

This is a great idea! Short, sweet and helpful post. *hugs*


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