Friday, April 8, 2011

G is for Gonna-itis

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My father is always calling me the Gonna Girl. This is because whenever I get asked whether I can do something I, for some reason, answer with "I'm gonna". This has become a very big slogan of mine, and I can so relate it back to writing and goal making.

Isn't there so many goals or even promises that you answer with "I'm gonna get around to it", "I'm gonna do it" or "not right now but I'm gonna". Even if it's just to get someone off your back that you answer with "I'm gonna".

This disease is called gonna-itis. Beware it is contagious, but there is a very simple cure. To be rid of the gonna-itis all you have to do is:
  1. Prioritise your goals - this will help you decide which "gonna" goals you have to do first.
  2. Learn to say no - I know it's difficult sometimes, but maybe these "gonna" goals all come out because you take on too many and are scared to disappoint someone so you say you're gonna do it.
  3. Bribe yourself - no, that's not bad. Give yourself a little treat if you complete the goal that you say you're "gonna" do.
  4. Get off your butt and DO IT.


Do you suffer from gonna-itis? What are some things that you say you're gonna do but really never get around to doing them? How do you get over your gonna-itis?

15 comments:

Renae said...

Love this...great post! Expecially the part about bribing myself. I'm gonna try that!

Jessica Bell said...

LOL. I used to when I lived in Australia. But since living in Greece, I've cut it out of my vocab because no one understands what I'm on about! :o)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I have that! LOL!! Recognizing the problem is half the battle...right?

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL Great advice. That sounds like something one of my sons has. "I gonna clean my room later today." Funny how later never happens. ;)

Katie Mills said...

'Just do it' is one of my favorite slogans. Because it's true. If we just do it...then it'll be done. (mind blowing huh?)

Elena Solodow said...

Yes! All excellent points. Doing is always better than planning.

Kerri Cuev said...

LOL!! You sound like a pro at getting rid of this nasty little disease. Nice tips, um yeah I guess I need to print this out for myself lol.

Kyra Lennon said...

Haha, I suffer severely from gonna-itis! At the moment, I am "gonna" update my blog rolls on all of my blogs "soon". Hmmm. :D

Libby said...

I went through a HUGE Gonna-itis phase. Glad it's over with, now I just do stuff.

Nate Wilson said...

Someday I'm gonna finish my first novel. I shall bribe myself with the opportunity to write my next novel. (I sure hope this works.)

Misha said...

I've missed the infection so far. Hopefully it stays that way. ^_^

Name: Luana Krause said...

I have this, too. So much to do, so little time...

Talei said...

Absolutely!! I like the saying No. I need to practise that alot more so I can just settle in and write! ;-)

AllMyPosts said...

Well!!!

Saying NO is really difficult. It is easy to get carried over with friends, peer pressure an all such right??

But still .. must be able to say NO .. should try and learn!!


with warm regards
http://becomingprince.blogspot.com

SweetMarie83 said...

I have a mild case of gonna-itis but I'm getting better all the time. Setting goals is definitely key and I love your other ideas too. Great post! :-)

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