How to conquer task avoidance

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Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash.com

Are there some things you find yourself avoiding? A task? A difficult conversation? A paper you need to write? A project you aren’t sure how to tackle? Sometimes these things can significantly affect your productivity. You may be a generally productive person but something you keep avoiding can become your stumbling block. There is a way to understand this and to conquer it.

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Why do we procrastinate?

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.com

You have a deadline and you are under the pump with other things to do as well. Yet, you are watching YouTube videos of crazy kittens. Perhaps there is house work that you find yourself doing, despite the fact that you usually hate it. Maybe you find yourself scrolling through Facebook endlessly. You are procrastinating – avoiding the task at hand. But why?

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How do you unlearn something?

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Photo credit – Tero Vesalainen via pixabay.com

In times of innovation, increased technology and changes to the resources available in organisations, new operating processes are part of the changes afoot. When learning new ways of doing things, you need to unlearn the old ways and relearn the new. How do you unlearn something?

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Take a leap of faith and mind the gap

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Photo credit: Blake Cheek via unsplash.com

Do you like getting out of your comfort zone? Or, do you prefer to stay with your familiar, well known routines? Would you take a leap of faith across a gap in your experience and learning or stay put and consider the chasm as an onlooker? How do you mind the gap?

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Thoughts about leaps of faith …

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Photo credit: Leio McLaren via unsplash.com

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
~ Louise E. Boone

Three key tips for learning to learn

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Photo by Lonely Planet on Unsplash.com

Learning is something we all do. It is assumed that the ability to learn is a function of intelligence. Recent research suggests that effort through deliberate practice and strategies can yield better results. Here are three ways to do this.

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