Stop Procrastinating. Do It Now! Everyone procrastinates at times. They hold back on doing things that maybe they should just get done. Yet reasons in their head, often undetected ones, stop them from getting started. Worse still procrastination can stop them doing things that are near completion.
“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now” Paulo Coelho
Do you ever go to bed at night frustrated at how little you’ve got done, but exhausted from spinning your wheels and going nowhere?
Of course, there’s always tomorrow, is what you try to tell yourself to relax your mind.
Unfortunately, tomorrow never comes, and there will always be things to distract you and divert you away from the path you should be on.
So, instead of procrastinating, make the decision to get things done.
Most of the tasks that you procrastinate on aren’t actually difficult to do, you just avoid starting them for one reason or another.
Procrastination is the enemy of progress. A report has revealed we lose 55 days a year because of it. Source: Telegraph .
Another report shows that Britons spend nearly four hours every day delaying tasks they know they should be doing.
It is amazing how much of our life we’re waste because of procrastination, but most of you don’t know how to stop yourself.
It’s surprising how many things we put off that we could get done quickly. For example, washing your dishes immediately after your meal, putting the laundry in the washing machine once your basket fills up, taking out the bins ready for collection, cleaning up clutter, sending that email, making that phone call, and so on.
On the list of most common things we try to put off, health and fitness comes top of most people’s list, closely followed by getting to grips with managing your personal finances, and performing those important tasks for work, the ones you keep putting off.
Instead of saying I’ll do it later, from now on as you think of something important that needs doing, just get it done. I’m not talking about those worthless time wasters that will always try to grab your attention and distract you, so the key word is important.
Procrastination holds so many of you back in life, and it’s time that you got the better of it. Each time a job needs doing, whatever it is, ask yourself “should I do it, delegate it or dump it?” Then act in view of that.
No longer make excuses not to get things done. Promise yourself you won’t and keep acting on everything as it needs doing. After time this will just become a habit of how you do things.
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Jordan Belfort
If you’ve been procrastinating over something recently can you identify the excuse you are using, and then determine the reason that you have been, and find the answer of how to get it done? Or maybe, could you just do it now?
Just use the solution that I’ve found to be by far the best. I’ve already stated it but it’s certainly worth repeating. Instead of allowing your mind to get good at making up excuses, get good at just getting things done, ask yourself “should I do it, delegate it or dump it?” Then act in view of that. Do it today!
Procrastination: the art of convincing yourself that you can put off until tomorrow what you should be doing today. Unknown
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