132: How to Stop Procrastinating
If you were to be completely honest with yourself, what would you say is the number one thing holding you back from achieving a goal or a dream?
Many of you would probably say time, finances, lack of knowledge or skill, or other people’s priorities.
However, when you look deep into the real reason, you’ll probably discover it’s just good old procrastination. Often we start with the best of intentions only to get sidetracked by procrastination. Oh, I know, you may be saying, “No! It really is my lack of time or some other factor that is holding me back.”
And that may be perfectly true. But, I do feel we often use these things we perceive we lack as excuses to put off what we should be doing to achieve our goal or dream.
I have had so many goals and dreams over the last few years that could have been achieved more quickly and easily had I just committed to doing the work and actually following through.
However, I’ve let myself get sidetracked by so many things. And that has led to procrastination. Even when I feel super motivated and excited to get things done, I’ve let myself procrastinate the work until I could no longer avoid it.
Procrastination can become a habit if it’s something we do regularly. And it’s a habit we certainly don’t want to keep.
We all know procrastination can hold us back in life. It hinders the achievement of goals and dreams, causes frustration for ourselves and others, and can lead to an unfulfilling life because we are not taking advantage of the opportunities we have before us.
Listen to today’s episode to learn how you can stop procrastinating.
In This Episode, We Cover:
- Six root causes of procrastination
- Four strategies to minimize procrastination
- How small steps add up to a big impact