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  1. Leaving a case in the middle and not finishing it is associated with several factors.

    First, motivation, or rather, the lack of it. If we don't need to do a task, we don't see any benefits, rewards, or benefits from it, then our interest in doing it quickly disappears.

    Secondly, we may not like this work. Trying to get rid of it as soon as possible, we either procrastinate, put it off until the last one, or leave it without finishing.

    Third, we may not be competent enough to do this job. Not knowing how to do it, not knowing how to do it, or not wanting to show that we can't do it, we leave everything unfinished.

    To always complete what you've started, you need to master goal setting. This is a technique that represents any work, business, occupation as a goal, and helps to achieve this goal.

    • The first rule of goal setting is, in fact, setting a common goal. It is necessary to identify for yourself why you are doing this or that work, what it will ultimately bring you. Even if you don't see your own benefits and you need to get the job done, look at it from the point of view of benefits to others, your small contribution to the common good, or from the point of view of gaining experience. Defining a goal determines your motivation not to give up everything in the middle and go to the end.
    • The second step is to break down all the work into tasks — those steps that are necessary to achieve the final goal. These may be very small and insignificant tasks, but they are the main components of all the work. At this stage, it is important to assess your own level of competence to perform these tasks. If you do not understand a particular issue, ask for advice, help, study the material, and improve the necessary skills. This is probably where you would quit your job if you did it as usual, without setting goals.
    • For additional motivation and interest, write down all the intermediate results, how far you have progressed towards the goal, and what your progress is. This will bring you closer to the goal visually.
      Goal setting is a skill that can be learned and applied in all aspects of life. Training it requires self-control and discipline, because if you have a habit of dropping everything halfway, then goal setting itself will be difficult to master. Cognitive training will help train self-discipline, keep the brain in good shape, and train it to exercise regularly.�

    The online service Wikium develops simulators to improve brain performance based on scientific methods. The adaptive algorithm itself builds a training program based on introductory testing, and adjusts it depending on your progress.

    The daily development program includes a set of 7 different simulators, each day is unique. You can set up alerts about your daily exercise routine to help you develop a habit of regular exercise and maintain discipline.

  2. And why, in fact, finish the job to the end? Well, if you like the business and really want to do it, then this question should not arise. If what you started to do, you no longer like it, then it is better for you and for your health to get rid of this “ballast”, because every time you start to do it through force, while not getting a satisfactory result. But another reason why you do not complete the task is simply laziness, then in this case the question should be written completely differently.

  3. Only one thought/phrase helps: “If not now, then later you will still have to return to this, and the time may not be so good at that time, at least for this case.”

  4. There may be several reasons for “underperformance”.

    Offhand, these are “unwillingness to complete the task, fear of success” and “dislike of routine”. All this leads to procrastination, which already leads to unfinished business.�

    Think for yourself what is more true for you and fight the root cause.

    You can try to overcome the fear of success with affirmations. Aversion to routine – by making a variety of activities.

    If you have another reason, think about how you can overcome it. Remember, recognizing a problem is the first step towards solving it.

  5. At the moment, for me, this is the most interesting view on the topic of self-control:

    “Every time we allow ourselves an extra piece of cake, get drunk, doom ourselves to morning misery, or just once again set the alarm for 10 minutes — we take credit from ourselves in the future, says Canadian writer David Kane. In his blog Raptitude, he discusses what leads to the habit of giving preference to momentary pleasures and whether it makes sense to plan your life ahead.”

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  6. This aphorism helps me:
    “The night is darkest just before dawn”

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  7. To train yourself means to develop the habit of doing things in a certain way. A habit is developed by regularly repeating a simple action. In this case, a simple action is to make a decision to continue working in the chosen direction.�

    In other words, every time the idea comes up to quit what you started and do something else, make the decision to continue. The most difficult thing is the first few times when you set a precedent for your body of unheard-of impudence: to do what you need, and not what you want and are used to. Visualization of the desired result can help you do this. The answer to the question “why am I doing this” should be thought up for yourself in advance and at the point of making a decision here and now only remind yourself of it. If the task is unpleasant, it helps to imagine and feel the joy and satisfaction that will come over you when this burden is over.

  8. The only way I work is if I really want to give up on something: I start pulling myself up and saying: what are you, a complete slob? can't you just get your ass off again?

    I don't know, I have a great need not only to be known, but also to really be a collected and strong person, so it hurts me to be unable to show willpower, so just remind yourself what a pile of things looks like on the couch, and how nice it is to feel like a pretty little woman running around and doing everything in time. think in pictures =)

  9. No way. Train yourself to set priorities and understand which things you really need to finish and which ones you shouldn't have started. And “finish it to spite all the enemies” irrelevant and uninteresting business for you-only lose time.

  10. From the book” Time Management ” by Brian Tracy:

    “Make a decision not to break away from the case and not to switch to anything else. The ability to focus on the most important task that is worth your time is the first requirement for success.

    You can shine with intelligence, ability, and creativity, but if you can't focus on one thing at a time, you won't be able to succeed. You need to learn to do the most important things first, and to do them systematically and consistently, and not to do the unimportant things at all. If you don't train yourself to focus all your attention on one important task, you will inevitably end up doing secondary things all the time.

    Practice being purposeful

    Purposefulness is one of the most important principles of time and life management. Once you've set out to complete a task, don't get distracted until you've completed it. You don't have to take up a task, then put it aside to do something else, then come back to it again and put it off again-and so on. A single-minded person, starting to perform work, will not give up on it. Train yourself to discipline: don't give up until you finish the job.

    Be purposeful in your work with correspondence and e-mail. Deselect and uncheck unimportant emails right away, and then get on with the important ones: answer them immediately or send them to the archive.

    The principle of purposefulness has gained particular popularity thanks to the management specialist Alan Lakein. He brought it out after an in-depth study of the results of the work of two groups of people: the first was engaged in performing only one task, and the second-in many cases, constantly switching from the main task to secondary tasks and returning to it again. As it turned out, every time a person is distracted from the main task to something else, he loses momentum, loses the rhythm and even goes off the chosen course. When he returns to the task, he is forced to delve into the matter again, review and re-evaluate […]”

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