Can I confess 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, entirely, 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?
- I recognized him for who he was. The enemy of everything I wanted in this life.
- I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to be that person anymore.
- I made realistic goals with daily actionable steps instead of grandiose dreams
- I started out small by doing one thing each day that I procrastinated doing the most.
- I prayed for strength A LOT!!!
- I started recognizing my negative thought patterns and changed them.
- 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 tried and failed it would prove what I truly thought about myself and that I was a failure.
Here is what I learned 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 five 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 articles, 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 do things, and when I procrastinate for too long it eats at me, and I have to get up and do it.
I hope this blog post has motivated you to give up procrastination for good. Here is another thing I learned about procrastination, he showed me areas I was not good at. I came to realize that many of the things that I keep putting off doing were things that I struggled to do at all, let alone well.
I made the decision to stop working on things that I was not good at and took up time that could be spent making money, and hand them off to someone who loved doing it and I could pay less than what I was making, and we are both happy. My business took off when I could focus on my strengths instead of trying to bolster my weaknesses.
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