Are You a Procrastinator?
One commodity that is nonnegotiable is time. It’s the one thing we can’t get back once it’s gone. That makes it extremely valuable and something you should not waste.
But the truth is, there is ample opportunity to do just that. Too much television, too much time online, or just lying around doing nothing — these are some of the ways your days can slip away. What’s the result? Your goals get put on the back burner.
Think about it. If you devoted your time to creating a vision, setting goals, doing tasks that are related to achieving your goals — how would your world be different? How would your career, relationships, business, finances, or health be changed?
If you’ve been procrastinating, know that you cannot afford to waste another minute being unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and underutilized. Now is your moment to move on the vision and goals you’ve held in your heart for far too long.
Not sure if you’re a procrastinator? Check out this definition and see if it sounds like you:
Procrastination: doing less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, thus putting off important tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before the deadline — or sometimes not doing them at all.
If you are dealing with procrastination, here are three ways that can help you overcome it:
Keep your eye on the prize.
Focus on the big picture of what you’re trying to accomplish. Knowing that what you’re doing today will help you reach your ultimate goals is a powerful way to stay motivated.
Find support and accountability.
You don’t have to go it alone. Find someone — or a group of people — who will help you stay on task. They will offer encouragement and let you know when you’ve gotten off track.
Believe you can do it.
It may seem hard, overwhelming, or even impossible. Maybe you’ve tried before and it didn’t work out. Maybe you’re afraid of failing. Release those mental strongholds and replace them with faith and positive affirmations.