1 - Get the structure
Our brain is build to avoid risky situations. At all times it warned our ancesters not to
enter obscure environments, to fear the unknown and to be cautious when dealing with
unfamiliar tasks or things. That´s why our subconscious is not a motor, but a brake.
Today we live with the same brain, but in another environment. We would do better, if we
were more willing to tackle the unknown. We need a spirit of seizing opportunities and a
habit of tackling our goals and tasks with confidence. Nobody thinks "Great, a
complicated work to do". We all back off from
complex, confusing work. Procrastination is rife. All of us could be much more
efficient if we had some way to get rid of this mental brake.
This way does exist. There is indeed a situation, where our subconscious switches from
brake to drive, sometimes in the tiniest of moments. This is when things become plain
and clear. A
confusing task makes us step on the brakes. To split this tasks into a number of smaller
ones, each of which we already know how to handle, is the reassurance for the
subconscious it is looking for. It builds up trust and the seemingly improbable happens:
The subconscious tells us "now go for it" and becomes the drive we deed.
Remember a bundle of pencils. You could not break them altogether. But it would be easy
one after the other.
What sounds simple may indeed be somewhat more complicated. But anyway: It works. We get
more things done when we provide clarity. That is why we need a structure. We should
break down big, confusing tasks and goals into partial goals and smaller tasks like the
branches, twigs and leaves of a tree.
effectiviTREE provides the perfect outliner for that.