I hate to point out the obvious here but if you look at your calendar today you will notice that the first month of this year is over!
If you are still waiting to get started then I’m going to ask another obvious question…
What are you waiting for?
We all have that procrastinator that lives in us, even me. So for this week I thought I’d provide you with 8 Point Plan of Attack to overcome procrastination and achieve at your highest levels.
- Create a list of items you are going to accomplish in the next 30 to 45 days.
Think short term here, don’t overwhelm yourself with your 12 month or 5-year plan. Remember we are attacking and planning to beat procrastination so let’s focus on what in right front of you for the next several weeks.
- Prioritize your most important task than work back from there. This one seems obvious enough but think about the 1 or 2 tasks that you will be the most excited about when you cross them off your list. This excitement and energy is what builds your momentum and will power you through the next time procrastination creeps into your agenda.
- Now Create a timeline with specific milestones to complete your most important goals. Don’t leave this to chance, put dates on these steps if needed so you can track and measure your progress.
- Now write out all of your excuses and best reasons why you won’t complete your goals?
You know them well because you have lived with them for a long time now. These are the stories you’ve told yourself over and over through the years. This echo chamber in your head is probably the root of your procrastination so might as well get them all out onto piece of paper and look at them objectively.
- Now come up with 3 strategies to deal with each of your excuses. What is your plan and to handle these objections ahead of time. How are you going to overcome these obstacles that have gotten in your way for so long. Don’t allow procrastination to catch you by surprised be ready with a plan to tackle your excuses head on.
- Make course corrections and adjustments to you plans as needed because things change so prepare yourself to change along with it.
- Just Do It! This is where you create consistency, dig in, put your head down and do the work. No stopping, no wavering. Just Do It! And put some sweat into it.
- When you accomplish your goal, celebrate success. Many people forget to celebrate the little wins along the way. If you want to really beat procrastination, then creating a reward and celebrating success is a good start to building a more productive habit.
My 8 Point Plan of Attack to defeat procrastination.
If you have a few great strategies of you own please share them and we can all crush procrastination and start achieving our goals and outcomes today.
Cheers to your continued success
One Quarter Turn at a Time!
Thoughts for the week:
Procrastination is like a credit card, it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill. – Christopher Parker
Procrastination is the grave where opportunity get’s buried. -Unknown
Procrastination taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes. -Unknown
It’s easier to resist at the beginning then at the end. -Leonardo DaVinci
Success isn’t obtained overnight. It comes in installments. You get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is delivered. -Israelmore Ayivor
Looking forward to our next connection