Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stop Being a Procrastinator...Now!

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."

Which thought do you tend to have: "Never put off till tomorrow, that which you can do today" or "Never do today, what you can put off till tomorrow"?

If you have a better life, it's because you did something to make it better. Just wishing and hoping never accomplishes anything.

It's more important to do what you say than to say what you will do. To be effective you must learn to manage yourself and the time you have been given.

By getting things done, you develop a great sense of accomplishment and want to get even more done. Here are some techniques to eliminating procrastination from your life:
  • Live 5 minutes at a time. What will you accomplish in the next 5 minutes?
  • Schedule a specific time to work on a designated task you've been putting off. 15 minutes of work on a specific task usually gives you the momentum you need to accomplish it.
  • Take one thing you need to get done and break it down into 3 steps; take the first step now.
  • Ask yourself if you are doing what you would be doing if you only had 6 months to live.
  • Eliminate words like "hope," "wish," and "maybe" from your vocabulary. Substitute new words of action like "will," "ensure," and "make" instead.
Live by these words, DO IT NOW! Remember these 3 powerful words from a previous lesson?


Post inspired by the Ultimate Success Program and Og Mandino's University of Success.


No comments: