overcoming procrastination

August 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

Battling procrastination

 Sometimes it’s the overwhelming picture of what we need to get done that causes us freeze up. Here are some simple steps to help you overcome that problem.

1. Take your big project and break it down into 5 to 10 minutes tasks, choose a task and do it right now. Often doing something simple and easy will motivate us to keep moving and before you know it, you’re half way there.

2. Learn how to make the pain of inaction greater than the pain of action. Visualize the pleasure and satisfaction of accomplishing the task that is intimidating you. How will you feel once it is done?

Now dwell for a while on the pain you feel, right now, because you’ve put it off; the depression, discouragement, feeling dumb and overwhelmed.

Do you want to be in control? Which feelings do you want to have?

Now take a small action step that moves you toward your goal. You’ll be surprised at how it motivates you to take even more action.

The pain of regret is always greater than the pain of action. There is less pain in trying and failing than in the pain of regretting having never tried.

Nothing scatters fear and anxiety quicker than action.

 “Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.” Lloyd Jones

Jeff

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