Procrastination is the root of unachieved dreams and success. It's the most important factor between you and the prize you've set your eyes on. But somehow it's difficult to eliminate it.
For some reason, you may be magnetized by delaying the tasks at hand. The sense that there's enough time to get things done can be misleading. It can be the difference between celebrated success and shattered dreams.
End procrastination once and for all by slowly taking some steps towards a renewed approach:
1. Prioritize opportunities. If something
isn't important to you, you'll probably spend very little time trying to
achieve it. That reality is the basis of your priority list. The
achievements that really matter most belong at the top. Everything else
can fall whenever. And that might even mean falling off the list!
on the things that give you the most inner joy and happiness. Never mind what
popular opinion thinks. If something gives you butterflies every
time you think about it, that's what you want to work towards.
your list is in place, start at the very top. The most important thing deserves
the most attention. You're guaranteed ultimate satisfaction once you achieve
2. Break down tasks into achievable bits. It's easy to put
things off because they seem too overwhelming. Your natural instinct may be to
shy away from things that are too complex. You can fix this by breaking down
your tasks. This makes the prize seem more attainable.
very small tasks. You may even want to make them daily tasks. Give yourself
some time each day to work towards something.
you've checked something off your list, you'll be one step closer to the prize.
The feeling of progress is incomparable!
3. Renew your commitment each day. In order to stay
on track, it's important to maintain commitment to the goal. That can be easily
achieved by renewing your commitment each day.
you wake up, remind yourself of your purpose. Take a look at what you're
motivated to achieve. The feeling of excitement about achieving a
desired goal is constantly alive. You just need to reengage it
exercise also helps you to maintain focus on what's important to you. In fact,
you may even find that the spark of a goal fades. This can happen when you
realize something you thought was important really isn't.
Daily renewal helps you to zone in on what means the
most to you.
4. Reward yourself for each achievement. It's important to
keep yourself engaged and focused on the goal. A great way to do this is to
reward yourself. As you achieve each small task, celebrate the progress you've made.
a significant effort to celebrate your achievement. A half-hearted effort isn't
really enough. To maintain commitment, you have to reward yourself well every
step of the way.
yourself to something you've always wanted. Maybe in the past, you avoided
spending on it because it "wasn't worth it." But now you have every
reason to go get it!
kind to yourself is the best way to motivate continued focus on goals. When you
know there's a reward at the end, you'll likely commit every ounce of effort
There are more than enough reasons for you to go
after meaningful goals. If
you're honest with yourself, you can easily list them all on a piece of paper. Focus
on doing something to move toward you goal today. Leave tomorrow for
celebration of today's success!