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How Do We Keep the Secrets of Getting Things Done?

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Does anyone out there have any secrets? Do we keep secrets from our children? How about our parents? Are there secrets that we keep from our spouses? Oh, that is a secret, too!

In the majority of situations, people keep many secrets from each other. Not a good idea, but we do it anyway. For people with mental health issues finding out about and keeping secrets is exceedingly difficult.

However, supervisors and peer specialists need to keep a form of a secret called confidentiality plus medical and psychiatric information called HIPAA. Also, there is another secret. It is the secret of getting things done.

This secret is to do it now. This is the time to act. Now is the time to be happy. Just do it now! But, we have to be motivated to do so. What is this word motivation? An essential element to motivate is the secret word, hope. Motivation is the reason or reason for acting or behaving in a particular way. 

Also, it is a general desire or willingness to make that effort. A motive is an inner urge that is within an individual which incites a person to act in an attempt to produce results. However, the secret ingredients are in play, too.

It is the expectation of something desired. For example, it also motivates a manufacturer to build a profitable business. Did we figure out this word? Perhaps, no one. Okay, using the term hope will alleviate some of our pressures of day to day living. Sometimes, after a short break, we can regroup and get things done.

When it comes to learning, how to motivate oneself for any purpose or how to encourage others requires patience. Also, we need to try our hardest to assist each other in achieving all the goals that life offers.

One can also try a different approach. That leaves the notion of motivating ourselves. Sometimes this is called self-motivation. I know this might be difficult but more rewarding. Isn’t it beneficial when this comes from our insides? It does, trust me. Hey, it is better than picking an idea out of thin air. Of course, when one is a magician, one can pull a rabbit out of a hat. Since most of us are not magically inclined, we need to find alternatives.

Maybe, with a series of simple suggestions from a peer specialist like myself, we can be motivated to move ahead and get things done. In most cases, we should attempt to do something than nothing at all.

Proven over time, when one does not try to succeed, we probably will fail. Try it, and we might like it. With a bit of encouragement and empowerment, peers can often assist us when we are struggling or having problems and motivate us enough to do anything about this.

Motivated and the secret of getting things done can be triggered by making informed choices that demonstrate that we are in control. Each specific choice we make matters less than the declaration of self-control. It’s this feeling of self-determination that gets us going. In addition, this goes further than simply having self-control. It requires us to be invested. In addition, it is an affirmation of our values and goals.

From me to everyone out there, I want to share a relatively simple secret idea to get us motivated and feel a sense of fulfilment. Please sit down, and it might be more accessible. Once comfortable, try to write yourself a to-do list that will tell us what you intend to accomplish.

Some of these items become acceptable and seem like they were already done. After we finish an item on the list, check it off. Count the check marks and see what we did. Focus on what you did. Start the next day’s list with what remained on that paper. No pressure!

Write a note as if we needed our motivation to increase while doing something we wanted to do. This gives us the opportunity and perhaps the possibility to get more done than what was already accomplished. Like most things, positive thinking wins. Can anyone recall the special secret of getting things done? In the end, I will repeat this. Patience, everyone, patience!

My thought is that most people want to get things done, but some don’t, and some are afraid. Any of these ways are perfectly okay by me, and hopefully, most of us agree. Procrastination is a keyword here. It means the action of delaying or postponing a situation. Importantly, it is not a mental health diagnosis.

Many individuals around the world procrastinate before getting things finished. To aid these folks, peer specialists often break these actions into smaller, feasible sections, so it is possible to be less scared and begin to get things done.

Remember, this is our desire for self-preservation, self-motivation, and most importantly, for ourselves. Peer specialists can and may assist here by our lived experience with sharing and getting a variety of things completed. With the addition of the secret word hope, we accomplish more.

The secret to getting the stuff of getting stuff completed is to start now! In other words, the secret to getting things done is to have hope. Remember, there is no time like the present.

Howard Diamond is a certified peer specialist in New York.


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