How To End Procrastination
Finally End Procrastination Now
“To attract attractive people, you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful. To attract committed people, you must be committed. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. If you become, you can attract.” – Jim Rohn
Ask people why they procrastinate and you’ll often hear something like this: “I’m a perfectionist. Everything has to be just right before I can get down to work. No distractions, not too much noise, no telephone calls interrupting me, and of course I have to be feeling well physically, too. I can’t work when I have a headache.”
“The basis of procrastination could be fear of failure”…..says Jim Rohn…..That’s what perfectionism really is, once you take a hard look at it.
What’s the difference whether you’re afraid of being less than perfect or afraid of anything else?
- You’re still paralyzed by fear.
- What’s the difference whether you never start or never finish?
- You’re still stuck.
- You’re still going nowhere.
- You’re still overwhelmed by whatever task is before you.
- You’re still allowing yourself to be dominated by a negative vision of the future in which you see yourself being criticized, laughed at, punished, or ridden out of town on a rail.
How To Overcome Procrastination by Jim Rohn
Technique #1 – Break it down.
- No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, whether it’s writing a book, climbing a mountain, or painting a house, the key to achievement is your ability to break down the task into manageable pieces and knock them off one at one time.
- Focus on accomplishing what’s right in front of you at this moment.
- Ignore what’s off in the distance someplace.
- Substitute real-time positive thinking for negative future visualization.
- Discipline yourself to look neither forward nor backward, and you can accomplish things you never thought you could possibly do.
Technique #2 – Write it down.
- Instead of focusing on the future, however, you’re now going to be writing about the present just as you experience it every day.
- Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you’re going to describe what you actually do with your time, and you’re going to keep a written record of the places you actually go.
- You’re going to keep a diary of your activities.
- And you’re going to be amazed by the distractions, detours, and downright wastes of time you engage in during the course of a day.
- All of these get in the way of achieving your goals.
- For many people, it’s almost like they planned it that way, and maybe at some unconscious level they did.
- The great thing about keeping a time diary is that it brings all this out in the open.
- It forces you to see what you’re actually doing… and what you’re not doing.
These are powerful and effective productivity techniques that allow you put an end to procrastination and help you get started to achieving your goals.
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