Do Your Worst First to Get Yourself Unstuck — 1 Timely Tip

Be like the fox
Sometimes the wrong direction is right…

Do your worst? Really? Why would I ever advise that?

Well, read on and I’ll explain how this one tip unlocks so much potential for you…

You see, getting yourself moving when a deadline looms, the clock is ticking, and you are stuck in a rut can be a nightmarish feeling. You spin your tires and it just seems like the more you try, the more blank your mind becomes, as panic grows and ideas and inspiration dry up.  

Maybe you try brainstorming or mind-mapping.  

Or maybe you stop and go outside for a walk to clear your head.  

Whatever you try, you just feel more stuck when you go back to your desk and nothing comes.

Do your worst and see how it helps.

I have just one tip for you when you find yourself in a situation like this.  It has worked very well for me and I’ve used it frequently with clients, both individually and in workshops. Interestingly, it often yields creative ideas that help with other projects, in addition to the one where you’re currently stuck.

It’s a counter-intuitive tip. That’s part of its beauty.  

What I want you to try, the next time you are stuck, is to do your worst.

Change your goal and aim to generate the absolute worst version of whatever you are working on that you can.  If it’s a sales page or a blog post, a poem or an essay, approach it with the mindset that you are going to make this your worst ever.

Why it works…

What this does is remove your inner editor and your inner critic from your effort.  Or, more precisely, it enlists these voices to contribute to your project, rather than hold it back.  What do your inner editor and inner critic think is a really terrible title for your essay?  That’s what you go with.

Do your worst and go from there. Before you know it, the ideas will come pouring out. And, as I said, you may be surprised at the new inspirations that come about as a result of this counter-intuitive time management tip.

So, how will you give this a try the next time you’re stuck?

And here’s more help with your inner critic:

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do? 

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

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You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time. “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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