My Story: although sometimes we wish we were all robots and could just program our selves to doEconomics require now that we are busier maybe than we used to be.New reality that I didn’t realize last conference. We are busy, school and workClub responsibilities and work and school.
Ask them what they want to learnAddress their learning objectives
Does anyone struggle with these?
Made an association between or work and our self worthGoal: to get away from the idea that your value is based on your productivityFearsIt is the fear of failure, the fear of being imperfect, and the fear of impossible that prevent us from actingThe fear of judgment is the key fear that stems from over-identifying who you are, your worth as a person, with yourFear that your work might not be good enough othersMay not be as good as previous years
[I went ahead and took this picture in downtown Sac to prepare for this workshop]A. Walking a board on the groundB. Walking a board suspended between buildings 100 feet above the pavementWhat has changed???C. Walking a board suspended between buildings 100 feet above the pavement, with the building on your end on fireWhat has changed???Suddenly you have no choice but to leap, there is no more time left to ruminate.STUDENT CONNECTION:. When you take on a new position in the club, you take a task of planning an event and turn it in to something that determines your self worth. It is basic, there are people to help, but we can let our minds, emotions complicate it.
Change the self talk of fear, and need for perfectionism“I don’t have to do things anything I don’t want to” –Think about it, it’s a reliefI choose to take one, small imperfect step toward my goal because It is a choice, I want to.You have permission to make mistakesFor most of us, we really don’t have to do all these things that are on our plate. If we feel we HAVE to do them they will run our lives. If we CHOOSE we will put them in their placeSTUDENT CONNECTION: “I don’t have prepare the powerpoint presentation for class. I choose to because I want to do well in class and want improve my skills in this area.”
Think about that!
Control (the nitty gritty) [GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD]Take some time to right now and write down what some of the big things that are on your todo listHow many of you use lists already?Get it out of your head, get it into one placeWhen you try to juggle everything in your head, it saps your energyYour mind was not created to manage your todo’s it was designed to my creative dynamic decisionDecide what it means to you, what are you going to do about it.Once it’s on your plate, you can decide what you will do about it .
What is the big picture for your life, your work, your club?What is your mission, values and goals?Then put the plans in place to get thereWhere do you want to be in five yearsWhere do you want to be next yearWhy are you doing these things?I am a part of X club because I want to develop my professional skills to be employedHowever, when it gets busy and something must go, you have criteria
Get it out of your head and somewhere you can trust
What you need is a to-do list/planner and a calendarThese can be either paper or electronic, or a mixture of both..What ever floats your boat.It can be whatever type of planner to do list etc.
Knowing when to say noYou are developing skills, and gaining experience for your professional career, but can’t take on everything How many of you have trouble saying no? Why? If you have gained control and perspective, then you can take care of it.Art of renegotiationYou all have the experience of being given lots of things to do, but you may not have an exit strategy
Art of renegotiationSome times you take on responsibilities, later you have to go back and be truthful about your ability to accomplish
You need to review as often as you need so as to stay current and aware of what’s on your plate To tell you from experience, it is easy to lose sight of the things you have to do Set aside time to get the control over all your todosand perspective that is aligned with your long term goalsOnce you know where your going and what you have to do, it makes it a lot easier to say no.
If you can do it then you will achieve piece of mind.
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The Art of Start<br />Overcoming procrastination and getting a hold of your mind<br />Felix Barba<br />Leadership Initiative Program Assistant<br />Sacramento State<br />M.S. Higher Education Candidate, Drexel University<br />
Gaining Control<br />Get it out of your head<br />Decide what to do with it<br />
Getting Perspective <br />The Big Picture<br />How does it fit into your big picture?<br />5 year plan; 1 year plan; this semester<br />Professional, social, academic….goals<br />Make the tough decisions<br />
Summary of Key Concepts<br />Overcome procrastination with positive thinking<br />I choose to do __ because I want to…<br />Gain Control<br />Get everything that’s on your mind in one place<br />Use Perspective<br />Make sure it fits into your life plan, recent plan<br />Use tools to make it happen e.g. calendar, To Do list<br />Make time for reflection to regain control & perspective<br />Know how to say “No” or renegotiate<br />
References<br />Allen, D. (2003). Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity. New York: Penguin Books. <br />Fiore, N. A. (1989). The now habit: A strategic program for overcoming procrastination and enjoying guilt-free play. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher<br />