Press on and get things done. Avoid distractions. Like blogging.

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Sometimes, you just have to buckle down and get things done. (or, you know, carry on)

I’m less than two weeks away from graduation at Fuller. And all that’s keeping me from it are a paper and a final exam. That’s exciting. But between doing some research and making plans for next year at work, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my wife and our new dog, motivation on this paper is a little lacking.

But sometimes, you just have to focus in and get things done.

I mean, I actually like writing. When I pull myself away from the interweb long enough to think deep thoughts, it’s actually kind of fun. But then there’s all this other stuff that pulls my focus away. Like, you know, blogging.

But sometimes, you just have to clear your mind and get things done.

I was reading something Mark Batterson wrote recently about Parkinson’s Law. It says projects will fill the amount of time you give them. The more time you have for something, the more time it takes. It’s so true, isn’t it. Especially for the perfectionist type. It’s always on deadline. Because that’s the only way to get things done.

And then I was thinking about this awesome post by Jason Jaggard. It talks about how the future you needs the you of today to make the tough decisions you need to make to become the you you need to be. (Read the post. It makes sense. It’s good). And, you know, that “discipline” thing of getting things done when you don’t feel like getting them done and working ahead when it would be easier to procrastinate is one of those things the future me needs me to get better at now.

So yeah, it’s time to get this sucker done.

(But David and Joey – if you read this – “get it done” in this case means “make progress.” I’m turning it in on Thursday. Not Tuesday. If given the option, things take as long as they have time to take. Parkinson said so!)

(Photo from swissmiss)

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Press on and get things done. Avoid distractions. Like blogging.

5 thoughts on “Press on and get things done. Avoid distractions. Like blogging.

  1. I agree. But my job keeps getting in the way of Job. I’ll be working on it today, but I’m also in the office and must do work stuff too. It’ll just be a better paper with more time :).

  2. Dawn says:

    Get ‘er done jon. Your mom is coming to see you graduate and I have a card and a gift to send you but, these things can’t happen if you don’t have your paper done. Focus, focus focus…..

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