A Course On Procrastination ; 5 Strategies For Overcoming Procrastination.

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Introduction

Many dreams of so many people have been lost to Procrastination.

They always believe that they are never good enough today and not ready now to take actions that could transform their dreams to realities.

So they comfort themselves with, “I’ ll start tomorrow” or “I’ll start when I am good enough and have everything in place.’.
But tomorrow is promised to no one. And no one has ever been good enough without trials and errors.

Those who achieve great things start ‘now: where they are with what they have, fail but persist until they arrive at where others say they are the best. And they know too.
When they realize they are among the best, they also realize that they have garnered so.much experience and goodwill along the way. Years which would have been lost to procrastination have been invested wisely.

Many have said that the major reason they procrastinate is, “The fear of rejection”. In the good news department, rejection nay multiple rejections are bridges that separate almost every human being from their greatness. Not everyone is going to accept you or give you the time to prove yourself. The ‘Noes” are characteristically deafening and ego deflating. This is why only few, very few keep on asking to be heard after many Noes. Then they vaulting over the ‘ No’ barriers until they get to just one “Yes.”

The one “Yes” goes viral and creates a multiplier effect. Success is multiplied and everything begins to look easy. But if they had put off to start until when everything was easy, would they have achieved any life changing success? Unlikely.

You have a lot to gain and nothing to lose by ridding your life of procrastination. It’s achievable. All you have to do is to know

1. How to achieve self-discipline,

2. How to achieve top class laser focus,

3. How to structure a daily routine that is fun to follow,

4. How to set achievable goals,

5. How to draw up a great personal budget.

How to achieve self-discipline.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”- Edmund Hillary

The surest way to achieving self discipline is making a commitment. A commitment to conquer yourself and do the needful when you feel like and when you don’t feel like
This translates to self discipline. It’s this commitment to stay the course in and out of season that stops the encroachment of procrastination on your path to success.

How can you get this to be a part of your life?

First, you have to start. And you have to start now to begin to do one of many things you have always wanted to do but haven’t yet started. Start now; you may put in few minutes today. That will be fine.

If by tomorrow, you put in the same number of minutes into, then progress is made. The progress is going to carry you forward to improvement until the change to your life style becomes a habit.

Though the commitment to stay true to change is sure going to be painful, remember ‘no pain, no gain’.

For an expert suggestions on how to achieve self discipline, read;

Brian Tracy – No Excuses! The Power of Self-discipline by Brian Tracy (2012) Hardcover

The next area of your life to work on is how to achieve a laser focus.

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” — George Lucas. …

How Can You Achieve Laser Focus?.

By achieving the state of mindfulness. Research shows that people spend at least 47 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing at the moment. This habit; this distraction. Is the singilar cause of lack of focus.

When someone ceases to focus on the task at hand, chances are high that the person may lose interest in the task at hand. The consequencw is often; procrastination.
The completion of that task is likely to be put off to an uncertain future. In most cases, this future may never arrive.

The good news is; any one can achieve laser focus by decluttering the mind. Live in the present. The present is all you have. The maximization of the present guarantees a successful future.

The optimal employment of NOW does more; It heals wounds from the past because it stops the mind from wandering back to incidents best forgotten. After all, the past edectively ceases to exist once the present overwhelms it.

To guide you to achieve a laser focus, read;

Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt

The next thing to do to uproot the evil of procrastination is to create a productive daily routine.

How Can You Create A Productive Daily Routine?

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell.

When you change your daily routine and stay true to the change, you are most certainly going to do away with procrastination.

For you to change your daily routine, you have to make up your mind to change the way you do most of the things you do everyday.

When you stop being in places and with people who fuel your passion to do things that feed yoor inclination to procrastinate, then putting off the needful is gone.
You know life doesn’t tolerate a vacuum, so in the absence of what diminishes you, life presents you with what grows you.

Change the routine that makes procrastination your comfort and embrace the change that is enables personal growth.

Learn how to make every day a great day at Peter D. Winiarski – Act Now! A Daily Action Log for Achieving Your Goals in 90 Days

How To Set Realistic Goals.

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” –Bill Copeland.

You are never going to score a goal by procrastinating. You can day dream as much as you want but you will hardly on your own, achieve anything great.

But since it’s never too late for any one to turn around and head up the right path, you too can. Start now to set realistic goals within the boundaries of your talent.

Don’t just set goals, have an assessment template to keep you disciplined and focused. When one goal is achieved, don’t stop, move on to the next one.

The Desire Map Experience: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte

Finally, have a budget.

“A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.”– Barack Obama

A budget is an embodiment of big goals, a strong self discipline, an unwavering focus and an ironclad determination. All these values, once yours will make it very difficult for you to procrastinate.

To learn how to draw up budgets that enhance financial discipline, read

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

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