Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Start STINGing & Stop procrastinating

Are you a procrastinator? Truth be told, all of us procrastinate at one time or the other. Some of us have it elevated to a fine art form. Some can even claim to have perfected it as a science. I was on a really cool workshop the other day on 'Planning & Prioritising' and this is where I learnt this tool. Thank you David Burroughs of CommuniCorp Group.

Here's a quick and dirty tool you can use to stop procrastinating. Start to STING! Here's how...

S = Select one thing you must complete; that you WANT to complete
T = Time yourself on this. Give yourself a realistic deadline and then start that timer. Tick-tock, tick-tock...
I = Ignore everything else that is happening around you. Focus on the ticking of that timer...
N = take No breaks! Be like that champion runner or swimmer. 
G = Give yourself a reward on completion of the task.

Simple, yet effective. I have determined to start STINGing from today. What about you, dear reader?