Dan Beverly

A Quality of Thought: Create the Container

When we’re procrastinating over a task that feels overwhelmingly big. The kind of task it’s almost painful to think about. Park all the follow-on thoughts and just create the container.

Without limits, tasks and projects are just too big. They become massive, just inside the thinking. And then we don’t even start.

So instead: create boundaries. Make that your focus. Build the thing that will house the thing. And work within those constraints.

Here are some examples:

  • Writing a report: create the document and some headings.
  • Preparing a presentation: create the empty slide deck.
  • Readying for interview: focus on a strong start, and a strong finish.
  • Preparing a speaking gig: ask “what am I really saying?”
  • Defining a career strategy: map the big stepping stones.
  • Learning a new topic: define the knowledge gap first.
  • Starting a business: create the brochure.

Make “creating the container” your goal. The rest will follow.

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Dan Beverly

Dan Beverly is a leadership and performance coach helping high-performing, high-achieving professional women embrace the pivotal career moments.

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