Procrastination is to root of most evil. It can mean either not starting or not finishing a task. The main cause of procrastination is lack of motivation. Here are 2 powerful tips to deal with overcoming procrastination
Procrastination is a situation most people face at one time or another. It can either mean not starting something or not finishing. If prolonged, it can become a bad habit. The main cause of procrastination is the lack of motivation. The reason why people fail to get started or fail to finish a project is because there is not a strong enough reason. Once there is a reason strong enough, the chances are that you will accomplish the task. When there is a strong enough negative consequence of not completing the task.
Secondly, the task may task may seem too overwhelming. People fear failing the task because they think they cannot make it through.
Jim Rohn has suggested 2 powerful tips to deal with procrastination
1) Break it down 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. Substitute real-time positive thinking for negative future visualization. This is the first important technique for overcoming procastination. Planning ahead for the next half year to one year may seem overwhelming for some people- why not just look at today? Don’t look any further ahead than that. Just one day at a time. And do it consistently. You may want to set a time frame for accomplishing the task. You will be surprised – just by thinking through and planning you’re setting yourself to accomplish the goal unconsciously and you may even beat your own deadline!!
2) Write it down. We know how important writing is to goal setting. The writing you’ll do for beating procrastination is very similar. Instead of focusing on the future, however, you’re now going to be writing about the present just as you experience it every day. You will need to keep a record and diary of your activities. It forces you to see what you’re actually doing… and what you’re not doing.Make a quick note of the time you began the activity and the time it ends wherever you are. Try to make this notation as soon as possible.It is recommended you do this every thirty minutes, and keep this up for at least a week.
You’re going to be amazed by the distractions, detours, and downright wastes of time you engage in during the course of a day. Once you realize how much these distractions pull you away from what you have set yourself out to do, you will start to be drawn towards your goals again.
In summary, have a strong enough reason to do the task.Break down the task. Be aware of distractions and get rid of them.You will be set for action sooner than you think. Do this consistently for 21 days- take action towards a specific goal, and you will have established a habit that will stick. That will end your tendency to procrastinate