Paralyze: [par-uh-lahyz] – to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act. Procrastination can be a big problem because of the stress that comes with it. That’s what procrastination can do for you!
It’s a character flaw that CAN be overcome!
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” ~ Christopher Parker
First: Admit that you are a procrastinator. Bite off only what you can chew. Break large projects up into smaller tasks. A task without a deadline can be put off indefinitely. Make a list of what needs to get done. Next, tweak your list. (Constantly tweaking your approach is a fast-track to getting the desired results). Do what you need to do first thing in the morning and notice what a difference it makes in the rest of your day.
“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam
Tell a close friend what you will be doing and ask them to check up on you to hold you accountable. Take a baby step. Feel the fear and do it anyway. When you have accomplished a task, mark it off your list with a pen. Don’t panic if you get behind schedule. Be flexible. . . but “get ‘er done!” To do that, you have to start! Reward yourself once you have completed a task.
“Begin with the end in mind. How will things look when they’re all done? What will you see and how will you feel? If you can associate strong emotions with the end result, you can cultivate a burning desire. Then watch how fast you jump into action.” ~ Steve Martile
Use your imagination! Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re done!
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Overcome procrastination and live up to your potential.
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