Procrastination in Business – Part 2
In my last post, I wrote about:
How to stop procrastination in business? Become, methodical, disciplined, and passionate. When you are passionate about something and truly care about what you’re doing the path is channeled to results. I can also tell you’ll never achieve 100%, however if you are consistently achieving the results you desire over 85 % of the time, you’ll become a superstar.
Here are the steps to releasing and freeing yourself from procrastination in your business.
- Awareness – Being aware that your avoiding something , that your procrastinating
- Letting Go
- Take a deep breath to release feelings based on past events
Ultimately Procrastination takes away your dreams; it robs you of your energy. The time it takes to procrastinate sucks you away from being productive. This is why Combs classifies is as a treatable addiction. Ferrari and Pychyl, feel that Procrastinators can change their behavior—but doing so consumes a lot of psychic energy…
Recognize procrastination for what it is – putting something off that you can and should do – simply because of your self-limiting beliefs. Here are some steps to help you get over your procrastination – and get on with your goals:
6 Steps to deal with Procrastination
(Awareness) (Let Go) (Release)
- Recognize procrastination when it happens. Ask yourself, what specifically you are procrastinating about? Acknowledge your thinking – and remember, thinking and acting differently will get you different results.
- Look for the opposite of your thinking pattern. For example, if perfection is a problem, remind yourself that 70% today is far better than 100% months from now (good is good enough); if you feel overwhelmed, simplify complexity into smaller chunks or tasks and tackle one piece at a time.
- Tell at least one other person your goal AND deadline so they can lend support, help you stick with it and hold you accountable.
- Imagine, talk about, and write down what it will be/feel like when you accomplish the task successfully. If you can see it, you can do it. Athletes use this to accomplish great things – you can too!
- Take action now! Start and complete just one step in the process. Take the all important first step – and the others become much easier.
- Celebrate every step and accomplishment. Tell a friend or mentor and check it off the ‘to do’ list.
If you feel overwhelmed by some of the day-to-day “things” in your business, call me and schedule your complimentary Business Stress Assessment.
To help motivate you from procrastinating about calling, the first 10 callers who meet with me will receive the book Goals: The 10 Rules for Achieving Success by Gary Ryan Blair
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