How to Do the Things You Just Don’t Want to Do

HDC_Time_Management_Blog_2813_1200x600“The rich and the rest both hate to do what it takes to be successful, the difference is that the rich do it anyway, and the rest do not.” – Tom Ferry

No matter how much you love your work, there’s no such thing as the perfect job. There’s always some part, however small, that you may not want to do. If you find yourself pounding your head on the wall or putting off that one task until right before the deadline, check out the tips below on how to do the things you just don’t want to do.

1. Remember why you’re doing it.

Whether you’re motivated by the rewards of fulfilling a task or the consequences of failure, remembering why you must do something will help you get it done.

Example: If you’re creating a new community page for your website, remember that the page can help you attract more buyers and sellers by boosting your SEO.

2. Make a list.

A big reason for putting off or avoiding a task is an already heavy workload. Making a list of everything waiting to be done and dividing it into the things you need to do and the things you want to do is a great way to track and prioritize your time. Assign time to the things you need to do, then fit the things you want to do around them.

3. Break it into smaller pieces.

Another reason for delaying a task is that the amount of work it represents is daunting. When this is the case, try breaking the task into a number of small, easy-to-complete steps.

Example: If you want to create a new video, start by finding someone to film you, then write an outline of what you would like to do in the video. Next, choose where you want to take the video. If your video involves visits to local businesses, call the managers and get their permission to film there. After the prep work is done, show up and start filming. After that, all that’s left is editing your video and sharing it.

4. Just start, no matter how bad it is.

Even if you can’t work up as much passion you would like, if you have a task that needs to be done, start it. As you move forward with your task, you may find yourself getting into the flow of it. Once you do, you can go back and fix/improve what you did at the start.

5. Ask for help.

When you can’t work up the will to do something, it’s OK to ask for help. Try hiring an assistant or forming a partnership with someone whose strengths cover the things you struggle with.

If you still struggle, don’t forget that is here to help. Our products and services can help you with everything from lead generation to website building, social media management, and even lead qualifying to sort the serious buyers and sellers from those who are just looking. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call at (888) 651-8956 or send an email to

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham

I joined's support team in May 2012 before moving to marketing in 2015. In that time, my nieces have grown numerous and my two pups, Annabel and Aya have grown enormous!
Hannah Graham

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