Telling yourself you ‘don’t have time’ or putting things off until the very last second will never create the results you want in life. Procrastination is a top killer of personal and professional aspirations. While this excuse feels oh so true, it is only a vicious unconstructive thought you have decided to believe.
You can learn to stop procrastinating and start achieving all your audacious ambitions. Everything is possible when you learn how to stop letting uncomfortable feelings rule and start managing your mind.
Listen, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow! What are you waiting for? Stop making a bunch of stupid excuses and make sh!t happen now.
But Char, I can’t, I just have so much to do and no time to do it. Poppycock! That is just an excuse you tell yourself because you are not making your goal a priority.
We procrastinate because frankly we are trying to avoid unpleasant, difficult, or just plain boring responsibilities. We often fear we can’t or don’t know how to do something, so rather than dig in and try, we put it off creating more stress and drama around the task when we ultimately must complete it.
By learning a few simple coaching strategies, time management tools, creating a non-negotiable habitual routine, and a little tough love and accountability, you can do anything you put your mind to.
Procrastination keeps us from getting what we genuinely want in life. It holds us back. It creates stress, lowers our overall life satisfaction, and often creates poor self-esteem because we start to believe we can’t rather than we won’t.
How many of you have put off something that you could have done earlier and been reaping the proverbial benefits sooner if you had just got crackin? The excuses we use most often sound something like, I’m too old, too young, don’t have enough money, time, energy, resources, or support. I will just wait until…. Then I can….
When we really want something, we think it is important, we will make it a priority in our life. Funny how I never can find time to wash my kitchen floors and forever push it off until tomorrow (went 4 months without washing my floors once, not my proudest moment considering I’m a bit of a clean freak), but I always find time to sit outside on a beautiful day to sip a glass of wine and look longingly at the lake for an hour.
When we figure out what our goals are and consciously decide it is important, then we can get serious and create a plan to make it happen.
If you are ready to stop procrastinating and want to make your personal or professional life goals a top priority, collaborating with a coach can help you discover the who, what, when, where and how to get sh!t done. It is your choice, now is the time to make it.
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Yes, you can!