Does this sound like you? You wake up in the morning sometimes on time and sometimes late.
But by the end of day, you have not moved even one step closer to reaching your goal. You think to yourself, “Where did the day go I was so busy, but got nothing done.” Then as you look back at the day you realized that most of it was spent in distractions like:
- That one game of solitaire that turned in 10 games
- That friend who called because something important happen and an hour later you realize that all she wanted to do was shoot the breeze and gossip.
- You switched on the TV for one minute and two hours later you are still watching.
- You can’t decide which business activity is more important today, so you spend most of the day trying to figure it out, or you just give up and do something else because it is too hard. What if you make the wrong choice!
- You find yourself coming up with so many ‘valid’ excuses as to why you can’t go prospecting or making those sales calls.
If this is you then procrastination has become your best friend and is robbing you of living the life that you dreamed of. Now you are probably thinking to yourself, “That’s the way I was made to be and there is nothing that I can do about it, so why even try. I am doomed to failure or at best average.”
Tweet ThisI thought that way for years, and then over the period of about a year I came to realize that it was HOGWASH. I choose to procrastinate and I can choose not to procrastinate, but first I had to find out why I was procrastinating. What was causing me to do this and here are some things that I have found to be true.
- Lack of vision. I didn’t know where I was going and didn’t know how I was going to get there, so I spent most of my time in a distracted haze.
- Lack of organization. Everything in my life was chaotic and all over the place, so even when I wanted to do something, I had to spend so much time getting ready to do it that I would quit before I ever started.
- Tiredness. I used to suffer form anaemia and would be so tired that it was easier to give in then to fight it and get healthy. It was also an easy excuse not to push myself in my business and housework.
- Fear. I was afraid of trying and not being good enough, so procrastination and excuses were my way of protecting myself.
- Overwhelmed, mostly because of number 2 and 4. So I would quit before I ever really tried.
Getting rid of procrastination is a process and for everyone it is going to take a different amount of time based on how much you have to deal with, but it is worth it. It took me a good year before I realized that I finally kicked it to the curb for good.
It still tries to come around and knock on my door and 99% of the time I don’t even answer, and on the days that I do, it is only there a short time before I can’t stand to be around him and he is back on the curb again.
RIGHT NOW you have a very important choice to make. You can continue down the easy road of procrastination, never achieve anything that you want in life and at the end of your life look back and have so many regrets. Or you can choose the harder road at first and deal with it once and for all and finally start moving towards having the things that you want in life.
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHOOSE. DON’T PUT IT OFF ANYMORE. NO MORE EXCUSES.
Kick procrastination to the curb for good!
You won’t be sorry!
To A Life Filled With Productivity & Success,