Can I make a confession to you? For years I was the Queen of Procrastination. In fact I was so good at it that I could come up with incredible totally believable excuses as to why I didn’t get things done.
But it was killing all my hopes and dreams. :(
I wanted to be successful, I wanted to achieve things that very few other people did…
But as long as procrastination was my best friend that wasn’t going to happen.
So I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.
I broke up with procrastination and he didn’t like it and fought me tooth and nail to stay in my life.
It was a battle and there were days I won and days I lost.
So how did I get rid of him for good?
1. I recognized him for who he was. The enemy of everything I wanted in this life.
2. I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to be that person anymore.
3. I made realistic goals with daily actionable steps instead of grandiose dreams
4. I started out small by doing 1 thing each day that I procrastinated doing the most.
5. I prayed for strength A LOT!!!
6. I started recognizing my negative thought patterns and changed them.
7. I stopped and looked at each choice I was making and weighed the consequences of them. This one alone really motivated me to start taking more action.
Over the course of time I also came to realize that one of the main reasons why I procrastinated was fear. I was afraid that if I really tried and failed it would prove what I truly thought about myself and that I was failure.
Here is what I learnt as I started to take more and more action.
– Action brings results
– Failure at something doesn’t mean that I am a failure, only that I need to learn more.
– That I can succeed at things.
Can I say that I have reached all my goals and dreams yet?
But I am a whole lot closer now than I was 5 years ago and I have reached some of them and one of them was YOU.
You see, I wanted to help people become the very best entrepreneurs they could be and to make a difference in their lives. When you read my blog posts you help me reach my goal and I want to say thanks.
Here is one other thing I did and that is I made myself accountable to other people to accomplish my goals. They had the right at any time to check in on me and see if I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Talk about motivation. I knew they would ask me and I hated not having anything to show for it, so I forced myself to do things so I would look good.
Now though, I find I want to things and when I procrastinate for too long it eats at me and I have to get up and do it.
I hope that blog post has helped you. If you need personal help in this area or other areas of your business, I do have a few spots available in the next two weeks for personal coaching. I usually charge a whole lot more, but I know for many of you my normal fee would be way out of reach, so for the next two weeks you can get 1 hour of my time for $50 where we work on any aspect of your business that you want. We can do two half hour sessions or one full hour session the choice is yours.
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Don’t miss out. You know that success is achievable and you also know what is holding you back. Do what every other successful person has done and that is get the help you need to overcome it and have the business and life that you want.
To Your Success,