How To Eliminate Procrastination

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Procrastination is a dream killer. When you procrastinate, you are putting your life on hold. You are putting your progress on hold. You are putting your success off till tomorrow. Procrastination is not what you should embrace, it is what you should reject if you are to make progress in life.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never put off till tomorrow, that which you can do today.” No matter how small the tasks are, don’t put it off till tomorrow if you can do it today. Remember that tomorrow has its own problem. If you add today’s job to tomorrow’s job, you are compounding your stress level. That which you can do today, do it today. That which you are going to do tomorrow, do it tomorrow.

If you keep putting things off till tomorrow, your life will never change. If you want your life to change, if you want your situation to change, stop putting things off, start taking action. Stop the “wishing game,” and start the playing the “doing game.” The ONLY medication to cure the procrastination disease is ACTION. Action can cure anything.

Your purpose in life is to grow, to do great things. But if you keep postponing your goals, you will never reach your destination. Make the decision today to stop procrastinating and start doing things that will put you where you want to be.

To conquer procrastination, start doing little things every day. The more you do them, the better it will be for you. Start small. Don’t beat yourself up in the beginning. It is not going to happen overnight. Be patient, but be consistent. Give yourself time to finish whatever you start. Hold yourself accountable for completing or not completing it. Whatever it is that you are avoiding, make the decision to work on it today, not tomorrow. If the thing you are avoiding is a difficult thing to accomplish, don’t get scared. Start by breaking it down into manageable portions. The smaller they are, the better for you to do. Start doing it today.

Life is all about moving. If you want to move in the right direction, stop putting things off. Start taking action today, and your life will start to move in the right direction. You can do it!

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One Important Way To Be Your Real Self

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Why is it important to be our real selves? Why can’t we just keep ‘faking it till we make it?’

Great questions! It is impossible to live a great life without first knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what makes you happy. If you don’t know your true self, then you are not living your own life. You are faking it till you make it. When will you come out of your closet?

The only life you have is YOURS, not mine. Euripides said, “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” Until you start to live your own life, you are not really living your own life, you are living other people’s lives. Do you want to live like that? I hope not.

It is important to live your OWN life. When you live your own life, you will have the chance to focus on yourself- your skills, your talents, your relationships, your personal and professional development, your self- discovery. But if you focus on other people’s lives, you are not living your own life to the fullest. You are wasting your time on earth.

The only way to be your real self, your true self, is to be ORIGINAL. You cannot be yourself when you imitate people. Imitation is not real. It is a photocopy. To accomplish great things in life, you have to be yourself. If not, your self-esteem will suffer. Herman Melville said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. If you succeed being another person, you have not succeeded. But if you succeed being yourself, you have succeeded.

Be yourself, don’t imitate anyone, and you will succeed.