How to Overcome Procrastination

In a nutshell, procrastination happen when you put off things that you should be focusing on right now, usually in favor of doing something that is more enjoyable or that you’re more comfortable doing.

Most of the time, you are not aware that you are already on a procrastinating mode. Usually, procrastination happens subconsciously which is a serious thing that you need to be aware off on an early stage since it is the enemy of success. If you want to reach success, do anything at your own dispose and you should know how to value your time. Do not waste time and learn how to prioritize things that is more important.

Bellow are my personal guides that can help you to overcome procrastination:

 

Be certain with your goals and believe that you can achieve them

– Its pretty obvious that if you failed to identify your goals, you cannot go anywhere. Ensure that you are 100% certain with your goals. If needed, take a break or get away from your work just to meditate and know your self further. Take a short vacation alone and dig deeper inside you. What you really want to happen to your life and to your love one? What are your core values? What exactly do you want to achieve? If you found the answers, visualize that you already archived your goals.

You have the skill sets that you can use to achieve your goals. Many people are afraid to spread their wings because they are not well aware of what they can do. You have to start believing to your self and in your true potential. Keep in mind that everyone has a secret power that they can be proud of. Those untapped skill sets will allow you to do things beyond what you normally do. You are so much more than what you think and you deserve more. Most people are limited to their existence because they have put themselves in a box and have restricted themselves to grow. Think outside of the box my friend and don’t be afraid. Your success and wealth is hiding under your fear. Do the thing you are most afraid to do and success will be just within your reach.

 

One little step at a time

– I always remember the question “how to eat an elephant?” from a webinar event of my online mentor. He explained how to take one bite at a time. You see, most of our goals are way too BIG (just like an elephant) and we find it too overwhelming for us. Why not break it down into little steps until you build the whole picture. A good example is writing an eBook. Writing an eBook is indeed a huge task to do. To avoid overwhelming and information over load, you can cut the process into several little stages: First stage would be researching. Second stage would be choosing the topic and eBook title. Third, creating an eBook draft and so on….. How about rewarding you’re self once you archived each stages? It would be a good motivation for your self as well. You can reward yourself by drinking your favorite coffee after your first stage. Anything that will motivate you to move forward will definitely a big help.

When eating an elephant take one bite at a time. – Creighton Abrams

 

Set a time line for your Goals.

– How long will it take for you to reach your goal? Setting a timeline is important because it makes you claim more definite and exacting. You can even set time lines for the little steps / stages I mentioned above. It is not necessary the time line of the goal itself. It keeps you productive and it ensures progress rather than procrastination. Be sure to hit those time line and reward your self if you achieved them.

 

Get an inspiration from others

–  These may be people, a mentor, friend or events from which you can gain good perspective from. It feels good to be able to surround yourself with these kinds of personalities because they are positive influences. You should choose people who share your passion and who can influence you to be better. Being around with these kinds of people will reduce loneliness and increase self-esteem. They can help you overcome practices that keep you away from progress such as addiction, laziness and procrastination.

It is not necessary to be with them physically. With the present of technology and social media today, I hang out with personal development experts by reading their blogs, attending their webinars and connecting with them via email or social media. It works all the same just like talking with them personally. As long as you apply what you learn from them, it will definitely help you. I even have a FB group and we call each other “Circle of Light”. They are individuals from all over the world who I meet from my online personal development course before.  They are positive and can uplift your spirit. Connecting with positive people in person or online is essential and it will certainly help you maintain your positive energy. This is very simple but indeed powerful and proven tips.

 

Take Action

– At the end, it boils down to taking action and this is my favorite. I was a victim of Not Taking an Action and creating this blog is the huge action I did for my online journey. No matter how certain with your goals, if you don’t do something about it, it’s nothing. If you want to make things happen, you should not wait any longer. Stop procrastinating my friend and reach for your dreams. Put your act on and do not prolong it any longer. There is no room for procrastination. This bad habit will only waste time and keep you far away from your target destination. If you want to do something, do it now and do not have second thoughts about it. Postponing your plans will not do you any good, so if you are sure about what you want to do, you should not hold back anymore.

 

Wishing you Abundance and Success,

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