Today I touched on instruction in thoroughness – a character sorely missing in the sluggard.
The Thorough person knows the goal, knows the task that needs to be completed
They plan their tasks, know how they are going to accomplish it
They pay attention to the details (of the goal – not other details)
They will do their best.
They will work until finished.
During chore time today I focused on that first aspect – to know the goal – to know the task that needs to be completed.
Of course, lectures never work, and I believe my little sluggard tunes right out when I get into lecture mode. So I need to involve her, get her making verbal commitments to what she understands. So I asked her before she set off for any task – what is the goal here? She knew very clearly and her response helped her stay focused at that one thing.