Updated: Nov 10, 2019
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction, ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Many of us find we procrastinate. There are 4 main reasons why people procrastinate:
A fear of failure
Striving for perfection
Low energy levels
A lack of focus
Perhaps you are thinking about writing a book but are waiting for the right time, so you haven't even started yet. This is self-doubt which leads to procrastinating. Fear is what creates the self-doubt.
I know for myself, I can relate because I too, have strived for the perfect time to start something and end up procrastinating. I know with this kind of mindset, this will not help me grow or become more confident.
As a Life Empowerment Coach, I often share with clients, the key to overcoming procrastination is action. Recognize fear for what it is and shift your mindset by releasing the need for perfection. It is time to act - Awareness, Create and Tactics. The next time you find yourself procrastinating, try using the following tips:
Awareness - Get quiet and ask yourself what is it that you are afraid of? Is it fear of failing? Why? Are you striving for perfectionism? All of us have failed at something before. Failure can help us learn how we might do something differently next time. We learn what didn’t work and we have the opportunity to try a new approach. Really think about the consequences and the cost or price of staying stuck and which areas of your life are being affected the longer you continue to procrastinate.
Create - Let's fact it. Feeling self doubt stinks. It is not encouraging. So, create a vision. Step into the future: How do you want to feel when you've reached your goal? How do you want to feel when you’ve accomplished what you set out to do?
Tactic - What tactics will you apply? What is your plan of action? And what is the first tactic you can begin today to get you moving toward your goal?
The next time you find yourself procrastinating, remember to ACT!
Do you find that you often procrastinate and feel frustrated, overwhelmed? If you would like to create positive habits and feel focused and empowered, contact me for success! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about my Life Empowerment Coaching services on my website.
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