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June 18, 2012

Procrastination, Deadly Enemy of Success Revisited

Filed under: Personal Development,Self Empowerment — Tags: , , , — Shirland Carrington @ 11:59 am

Procrastination, deadly enemy of success is a blog post that I am revisiting.  Procrastination is the deadly enemy of your success.  Procrastination destroys your desire to succeed in your life and business.  When a decision is made all other choices are severed.   Procrastinating is the opposite of decision. When people procrastinate productivity becomes non-existent.  There are many reasons why people put off till to tomorrow what they can do today.  The amazing thing is for some reason tomorrow never comes.  The pain of discipline weighs ounces, while the pain of regret weight pounds. Overcoming procrastination is a much easier way to achieving success.   I will discuss six main reasons why people procrastinate in this blog post.

6 Reasons why people procrastinate:

1. You’re Bored.

When your life become routine and you just go through the motion. When the initial enthusiasm of operating a business wears off, most people need a new challenge.  You must ask yourself these simple questions.  Am I bored with what I’m Doing?  Why am I bored?  What would give me more energy?  You must recognize that you are bored and be very aware of your feelings.  The appeal of a routine business is never something they will settle for.  When the new shiny has lost it luster unsuccessful people move on to the new shiny opportunity.  Successful people are quick to make a decision and slow to change it.  The unsuccessful people are slow to make a decision and quick to change it.  The guise of boredom is just about a good enough excuse to move on.  Successful people look for bigger and better opportunities to keep their juices flowing.

2. You are overwhelmed with work.

When you see a juggler with a few balls in the air, you might noticed that nothing is being accomplished.  The juggler is so focus on making sure the balls don’t drop that he does not notice the moss under his feet.  The fact remains that as long as he is just keeping the balls in the air, he will never move forward.  When you let tasks pile up by putting it off to the next day, you are becoming a master juggler.  The chances are that the more tasks you put off till the next day the heavier those balls will become. Your arm will develop into powerful muscles, and ironically those muscles will help you throw the balls higher, therefore allowing you to add more balls into your routine. The best way to not be overwhelmed is to let a few of the balls drop.  When you pick it up off the floor evaluate it and either throw it back in the air or put it to the side.  It might seem simplistic at best, but you must lessen the load by doing a little bit at a time.

3. Your confidence has slipped.

Procrastination leads to fear and doubt.  A person who does not have confidence in themself is bound to plagued by it in different ways.   Indecision is one of the worst ways to succumb to fear.   There are some major fears that keep people from achieving success.  The fear of death, criticism, and ill health are a small selection of those fears.  The mind is a powerful thing and when it is hitting all cylinders there is nothing that can’t be achieved.  When the mind is not right then procerastination can set up a bed there.  When you are not sure that you have the ability to do a job, inaction occurs.  Doubting yourself makes your confidence slip.  When your confidence lessen, then those old beliefs systems start to creep into your mind.   Your thoughts dictate your destiny.  If your thoughts are negative then your future will be negative.

4. You have a low self-worth.

Low self esteem is a fall out from your confidence slipping.  When you have low self-worth you sometimes sabotage your success the closer you get to it. The Law of Attraction is a power thing.  When your vibrations is always negative, then you should never be surprised at what comes your way.  You feel like you don’t deserve success which may be due to a negative beliefs system or a traumatic past. If you have a self fulfilling prophecy, then the words you give attention, desire and focus will come back to you. Success in your life and business is only for those who truly want it.  Napoleon Hill state that you must first have a goals and then have a burning desire to its achievement.  Self-worth will truly become a non factor when you follow Napoleon Hill.s mantra.

5. You are doing work you don’t really enjoy.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t do.  Your business sometimes requires that you do mundane tasks, such as paperwork.  These tasks are sometimes a necessary part of your business.  The best thing to do is focus on the things that you are great at and outsource the rest.  You will never enjoy everything that you do so you focus on the things that you truly like to do.  The concept of finding balnce is obsolete,  it is about doing what you love.  When you do what you love, then the Universe will find a way to help you achieve all your goals.

6. You are easily distracted, or just downright lazy!

This is the number one proponent for procrastination.  If you looking for an excuse not to do something, then you have no problem procrastinating.  Success takes consistent and persistent action and laziness has no rightful place in the equation.

Procrastination is a major killer to growing your business and your personal development.  The previous 6 things discuss are the main reasons why people excel in procrastination.  When people become proficient in procrastinating, then they are guaranteed to fail in their life and business.  There are many ways to overcome procrastination, but the best way is to apply consistent and persistent actions without reservation.  Personal development is only as good as the effort that you put into it.

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