Perception of time... how do you remain patient?

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One problem I have and many more marketers have is being patient or sticking to a goal long term. Say I know a project will need 30 days to complete. But everyday when I am working, I keep thinking if I could speed things up or it's taking too long... when in reality either whatever plan I have is optimal or I spend too much time thinking about it than necessary.

Do you experience something similar? If so... how do you usually ignore that. It's not quite easy as just focusing on something else... mind has a very weird way of drifting back to that thought over and over again. It's as if I am obsessed or programmed to find the most efficient way of doing something or I need to be convinced that I have done all that I could and I have to keep going.

Any ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author butterballs8
    I have the same problem. It is easy to get distracted - sometimes we go into an information overload that can leave our brains paralyzed and drift away from our priorities. Easiest is to write up a "to do" list and make it a goal to accomplish it throughout the day. One thing I realize being an internet marketer is that many marketers lack discipline or focus... this is an industry where we must be creative in order to succeed and yet, we also need to be focused, organized and prioritize. Sometimes meditation works for me or having a vision board in front of my desk to keep me grounded.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
    If you enjoy the process, time doesn't matter. If you're only focused on the end result, you'll be anxious to 'get it over with' so you can enjoy the result. In the meantime, you're counting the minutes. So... fall in love with the process!

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  • You need to work on your "Why" in my opinion.

    Why do you do what you do? Every morning ask yourself this and if you really don't have an answer to this, you might have chosen something that doesen't suit you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
      I just make a list of things to do by a certain date... and I only start looking at other stuff once I've completed my task for the day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
      Originally Posted by Frederik Jorgensen View Post

      You need to work on your "Why" in my opinion.

      Why do you do what you do? Every morning ask yourself this and if you really don't have an answer to this, you might have chosen something that doesen't suit you.

      The how is not important.. As long as you persist and take action you will find a way to achieve your goals.

      What is important is your "Why". It should be clear and strong enough to make you take action when time gets hard.. And believe me it will


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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    Well I just think that everything happens for a reason and there should be a reason for everything, that's how I remain patient.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajsmith
    Take it a day at a time. Set your priorities and work on the most important thing first. Also set aside time for fun. Take walks. Watch the sunset. Breath. By taking time to relax and go back to nature, you'll find yourself revitalized and your ideas will start to flow, You'll also find that your intuition will be sharpened!
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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    just do what your target this day, accomplish it.. and then when you have a little time, think about what you can tweak to get more efficient & effective

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  • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
    Use an anchor.Emotional stability is necessary when focusing on a goal.An anchor (check on N.L.P.) allows you to access states of calmness, collected etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Natniszakov
    Anxiety is our worst enemy here.
    Keep focused in the long term goals, don't expect anything right away. Believe me, good things will happen if you work hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    Purpose, strategy and a plan for implementation go a long way to helping get a realistic sense of time and to know when to be patient and when to get a booster rocket!
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  • roosevelt,
    I remain centered and patient by being convinced from many other past experiences that doing one task at a time as efficiently as possible is the ticket to a successfully executed project.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Chuck time overboard altogether.

    "I'm in this to win, no matter how long it takes."

    Of course you can change the plan when you receive new information that will make your process more effective and efficient. But consider that you will outlast failure, or non-results, and look at what you did today. Did you make a measurable improvement on the results of your project? If you did, there's the success.

    Get 4% of the way to success every day, and within a month you'll get there. It ain't much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      I never feel anxious. It has nothing to do with patience.

      I have a schedule. Certain things are done on certain days. I simply work until I'm done for the day. If I want to do more, I do. But It's all a process.

      The only thing that really changes is if I have a speech or sales appointment.
      Then I do the work before these events.

      Every day I have a list of things I want to do. The list is nearly always short enough that I get everything done..with enough time to goof off here, or talk to friends.

      I think it helps that I have an office and a couple of employees. It's very difficult to do no work. So I never really get behind.

      Someone recently asked me what my goals were. I said "I don't have goals. I have a schedule to get done the things I want done. The goals take care of themselves"
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        I'm one of those that needs a good and tough workout to help keep me calm. Perception of time falls into this since after a decent length run (or whatever) I have found that I am able to align my focus on the stuff that matters now.

        Without my morning workout i get tense and trigger happy with various things, which i greatly dislike. It's the difference between trying to decipher a schedule on a heavily crumpled piece of paper with bad hand writing versus having a clean printed version stored away. There's almost no comparison.
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