June 5: Hell Week (day #2)

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Jul 6, 2016 14:06 personal development diary English writing
I'm feeling invincible.

What's wrong? It is hell week. I shouldn't feel kike that!
But it is the truth. And every rule, wich I defined, played an important part in that.
Whether it is reading a book, going to the gym, or completing a regular task - I feel very proud when I accomplish it. I feel strong.

In my view, key points here is strict discipline, planning, and a variety of tasks.

First, it is crucial to be disciplined.
Sometimes, even stupidly disciplined - do not think, just do it. It is fascinating how we can trick ourselves - I need some time to rest, it is too strict for me. And the reason for that is our natural instincts. People were designed to survive, to save as much energy as possible, in order to defend yourself from different threats.
However, today it not works. One, who will harness his instincts, and set his mind over matter, will win.

Second, planning.
With the magic of planning, I acquainted when I read the book by Brian Tracy "Eat That Frog!" . I realized how many mistakes I was doing.
It is essential to plan everything in advance and setting clear goals. NOT - I want to find a new hobby, BUT - I want to learn Latino dances in two months.
Moreover, it is important to divide a big task into small, simple subtasks. You see, sometimes, we have colossal goals. For example, to enroll into MIT university. Of course, it seems too overwhelming, but, when you divide it into few parts, like:
1. Get a score of 100 on TOEFL (determine my weak sides; find a good source for practice; pass trial tests); 2. Write statement of purpose; 3. Make transcripts of my diploma; etc.
It doesn't seem so scary now, does it?

And third, variety of tasks.
From experience, I learned that is almost impossible to focus on the same type of activity for the long period. To successfully apply that rule it is essential to listen to yourself. If you think you're tired of something - just switch to next point on your daily plan.

Hopefully, it will be helpful to someone. I'm looking forward to getting a few comments :)