What is that one thing that stands in between you and your goals?
It’s not a difficult question to answer, right?
Procrastination, it is! It is probably the simplest things to get rid off, yet we are unable to. Even today, there are days when I do this. At the end of the day when I sit down to review my entire days activity, I find that there was nothing worthwhile that I did except procrastinating. This is where I thought I would guest post on this topic at a very good blog.
I received a few very good comments on the post, but there were certain others where people felt that the topic was not that important and I was surprised at it.
Nevertheless, I thought I would write a follow-up post here for the ones who felt that this topic was worth discussing.
When I first started my Internet Marketing business, it took me about 2 months to build my first mini site. I had the knowledge and the skill, still I couldn’t do it. I kept postponing it for some or, the other things. I would spend most of my time surfing the internet for unnecessary things, or, clicking on the links that were there in the mails that I received from countless other marketers whose optin pages I subscribed to.
At the end of the day, when I reviewed my activities for the day, I found that there was nothing worthy that I did the entire day.
Have your experienced this?
This is procrastination. Procrastination induces you to put off somethings for a later time, for something else. You do this primarily because of faulty prioritization.
What is more important for your in your life? Determining this could be very difficult. There could be 25 different things that you want to achieve in your life. But which one to achieve the first?
Your success depends on how well you prioritize things. But how will you prioritize things?
Start by mapping each of your priorities to what your dream or, goal in life is. What is more important of the following two – Spending an evening with your family in a restaurant of your choice, where you could order food without looking at the right hand side of the menu-card first or, watching the Ashes live on television this week.
Can you afford to postpone the dream of that evening by another month? Or is it convenient to decide that you will watch the Ashes the next time round and instead spend that time on working on something that can lead you to the fulfillment of your dream?
It is often difficult to convince ourselves of postponing certain things – mostly that are immediate fulfillment of a desire. It is so, because you are not able to visualize the actual result of that dream that you have. The visualization that you have is incomplete and is not as beautiful as your actual dream. You are probably unable to convince yourselves that it would one day be a reality.
This is why getting rid of procrastination requires only two things to be done -
- Put up a picture of your dream in front of your eyes always. Keep it up on everything that you frequently interact with.
- Stop visualizing in your minds. Set your priorities right based on your goal and not your visualizations.
Get rid of procrastination…today, if you want to build a successful future for yourselves.
Read my guest post at Sitesketch and don’t forget to tell me your ideas of getting rid of procrastination.