Why is it that when I get these HUGE bursts of creative energy I am so easily pulled away from finishing the task?
Just when I’ve got the plan laid out, the design outlined, all the pieces in place, I’m drifting off to other unimportant things.
Meet “Daisy Distraction”!
I’ve written about my friend “Fearsome Freddie” before. Freddie is my FEAR gremlin. Whenever I get paralyzed by fear, visualizing the cartoon character I created helps me realize how silly most of my fears really are. He’s become part of my tools for success.
Well, Freddie has a pal now, and her name is Daisy Distraction. Now I’m sending Daisy off to play with Freddie so she will leave me alone!
The good news is, I’m getting better and better at short circuiting my old self-sabotaging patterns and if creating and “playing” with these characters is what it takes, so be it!
Of course, I just wasted a few days of my precious time following Daisy and playing my favorite game of information gathering.
Translated in self growth language that means when I started to doubt myself (and that flurry of creative energy I had earlier in the week) I went looking for validation outside of myself.
I didn’t trust that what I was creating was good enough. So I went on a comparison binge!
And I got lost, literally for days, in the millions of resources available on the internet.
The good news is, I met Daisy along the way. And now I can send her into that abyss instead of me. And I’m back on track to finish creating the “12 Baby Steps” self-coaching program.
Watch for that coming soon, OK? The outline and quick tips are already available as a free download on my site. So, if you don’t see the finished program in 30 days, call me on it, please!
So what are you’re favorite distraction techniques?
How many different ones do you think we can come up with? Share them with me in the comments below.
And, “Daisy” doesn’t have a face on paper yet. What do you think she should look like?