There is no real secret to getting things done.
Starting is the best way toâ€¦.erâ€¦ start.
And then just make sure you finish what you start.
In between those two points is a thing called hard work.
We think there must be more to it than that.
But the truth is getting things done is a simple thing.
Right now, I can see the crows building their nests in the trees that I can see from The Do Lectures shed window.
I see them flying back and forth.
Each time with another twig in their beak.
Their nests are being built slowly.
One twig at a time.
Things that put us off doing.
We donâ€™t like leaving the comfort zone. But the real truth is we donâ€™t like leaving the comfort of our armchairs and switching the Television off. We donâ€™t like sacrifice. If the crow had a log fire, a nice glass of whisky, something good on the television, the nest wouldnâ€™t get built.
The task is too big. So we donâ€™t start. Try not to think of the nest. Just think in terms of a twig. We cope better when tasks are broken down into small bits.
We donâ€™t have a deadline. The crow is lucky. It has to build the nest before the darn eggs arrive. If you donâ€™t have a deadline, create one.