Friday, May 29, 2009

Stop Procrastination -- Fear

“Why Do You Procrastinate?”

Procrastination has held more people back from success than smarts or just about anything else in the world. But why do we procrastinate? This article is going to reveal a few of the many reasons why people procrastinate and then direct you to a resource that can help you end your procrastination for good. Keep reading to find out more.

One of the reasons why we procrastinate is because we think that we need to be in the right “mood” in order to do whatever it is we have to do. Let me tell you something, if it’s a task that isn’t all that pleasant, you’re never going to really be in the mood, like having to wash the dishes. However, once you get started, you forget about the mood and begin to concentrate on just getting the task done. And trust me, the more unpleasant the task is, the quicker you WILL get it done and out of the way.

Another reason we procrastinate is that we don’t properly calculate the time required to complete the task. We think it’s going to take X number of hours only to find out that it’s going to take a lot longer. We then get discouraged and throw our arms up in the air saying, “I’ll never get this done.” Or, we have the opposite problem where we see that the task won’t take long at all and we say to ourselves, “I got plenty of time to do this” and we end up never getting to it. Suddenly, the living room is layers deep in old newspapers because we didn’t tie up the few that we had when we had plenty of time to tie them up. (You know I’m right.)

But the biggest reason we procrastinate, especially with things that might bring us some kind of monetary gain, is fear of failure. We can’t stand the thought of doing all that work just to end up failing when it’s all done. Trust me, that can be a real downer.

Great, so what can we do about all this? Well, overcoming procrastination is not something that happens overnight. A lot of bad habits and attitudes have to be unlearned. Here, you’ll find a review of a great resource that will help overcome your procrastination. I strongly suggest that you read it.

Don’t let your fears stop you from completing the things that you need to get done. Start fighting your procrastination problem TODAY.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stop Procrastination -- Overcoming It

“What’s Really Keeping You From Getting Things Done?”

Procrastination…it’s a real killer. It may very well be one of the most paralyzing problems that people have when it comes to doing anything. But why do people suffer from it and what can be done about it? If you’re suffering from procrastination, this article may be your ticket to finally overcoming it and getting the things done that need to be done. Keep reading to find out more.

Let’s begin with the reasons why people procrastinate. There are many reasons, not just one. But probably the biggest reason is fear. Not just fear of failure but fear of success as well. Think people aren’t afraid of succeeding? Think again. For some, the thought of a drastic life style change, such as going from being poor to incredibly wealthy, is frightening to say the least. They can’t even imagine not living in their studio apartment with just enough room for a bed. Therefore, this fear is what keeps people from going through with their projects, or whatever it is they want to do.

Okay, great…how do we overcome this fear? Ah, if it was that simple we’d have a magic pill to take. And unfortunately, some people DO turn to drugs, which are not the answer. The high is temporary, wears off quickly and then when they DO come down, they’re more afraid than ever. It’s just one vicious cycle that never ends. Drugs are not the answer.

The answer is a change of mindset, and unfortunately, there is no magic pill for that. A person has to sit down and force himself to work through the fear. One great way of doing this is by asking yourself this question. What is the worst thing that could happen if I do this? By envisioning the worst case scenario, you realize that in many cases, the worst isn’t really all that bad. No, I won’t lie…in some cases, the worst can be pretty awful, such as when somebody procrastinates getting on that plane for the first time. Yes, the plane may very well crash killing everybody on board. But how many plane crashes do you read about on a daily basis? They are nowhere near as common as most people think.

Here is the site where you can get a great resource that WILL help you get over your procrastination and may very well change your whole life. Read it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stop Procrastination -- 7 Tips

Enjoy Procrastinating, and Get The Job Done Anyway - 7 Steps

1. Choose a task you have been meaning to get done but never seem to get around to doing. You must be able to see and touch something that represents this task to you. It could be a note about making a phone call or a file folder containing everything you need to start writing a report, or a stack of material you have been meaning to file.

2. Pick up the object, the note, the stack, the paint can…whatever it is. Preferably pick it up 10 times a day; but at least once a day. Hold it and look at it.

3. Say aloud the following words. “I don’t want to...(fill in the blank with words similar to these the following) this client (specify his/her name), fill out this form, write this check to (specify the name)." "Nobody can make me...(say again what you are not doing.)" "I will do...(say what it is once more) when I am damm good and ready to do it!"

4. Pay attention to your creative (or resistant) thoughts as you do this process. Laughing, giggling, or stomping your feet during the process is okay too.

5. Repeat this process daily for at least 5 days — unless of course you complete the task before then.

6. If the job still isn’t done by now, you certainly know why it isn’t done and/or what resources you need to do it. Decide whether or not you will actually do the task.

7. Do it, ditch it, or delegate it appropriately.

This works because procrastination is often a sign of ambivalence. Part of you does want or needs to do the task, but another part of you, usually a silent part, does not want to do it.

Giving the resistant part of you a chance to speak, as well as acknowledging that you have the power to complete the task when you are ready resolves the impasse.

Copyright 2004 Laurie Weiss, Ph.D.

Laurie Weiss, Ph.D., author of Dare To Say It!, is an internationally known executive coach, psychotherapist, and author.To stop procrastinating read this.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stop Procrastination -- How To

How To Stop Your Procrastination

Procrastination is going to be the death of so many people in this world. I’m not talking about a physical death, though that is certainly possible if you keep putting off going to your doctor. No, I’m talking more about the death of your soul. People who just sit, day after day, putting off the things that they’d like to do, or need to do, pretty much just end up existing through life. That’s no way to live. Okay, so how can you stop your procrastination? This article will give you some suggestions.

First, what causes procrastination? Well, there are several causes. One of the biggest ones is fear. People are just afraid of failing. Heck, some people are as much afraid of success. It’s not so easy going from living in a shack to living in a mansion. Then of course there is the problem with time management. Some people procrastinate because they don’t accurately project how long it’s going to take to do something, so they just keep putting it off because they either never have enough time OR they think they have all the time in the world.

Great, so how do we put an end to this nonsense? Well, let’s tackle the easy one first…time management. The easiest way to do this is simply to make a schedule for yourself. Give yourself a certain length of time to complete a project. If it’s not completed within that length of time, put it aside temporarily. That day, make a new schedule for the completion. Schedule a day and time to do it. If it’s written out in front of you, you’ll do it much like how you would go to work each day at a given time. Things that are written down are hard to ignore.

But what about the fear aspect? That’s a little harder to overcome. The best way to do this is to think about what the worst possible outcome could be if you did go ahead with the project. Then think about the worst possible outcome if you didn’t. In most cases, you will find that going ahead with the project, even if you fail, is a much better alternative than not going through with it at all. It’s called putting things into perspective and it really helps a lot in getting things done.

Below, you’ll find a review of a great resource that will get rid of your procrastination quickly and easily. I strongly suggest you read it.

Don’t let procrastination hold you back from the things you need to do.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Stop Procrastination

Review Of Stop Procrastinating Today

Procrastination is one of the biggest killers of success in the world today. More people suffer from it than just about anything else. Well, FINALLY, somebody wrote a book on the subject that will kill your procrastination cold. And for a change, the information isn’t coming from some hack marketer. This info comes from a world renowned success coach who is the secret weapon used by many big companies such as Walt Disney, AT&T, IBM and Xerox. Her name is Lee Milteer. Go look her name up on the Internet. She’s appeared on stage with the likes of:

Dan Kennedy
Jack Canfield
Mark Victor Hansen
Tony Robbins/Zig Ziglar
The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Stephen Covey
Brian Tracy
Og Mandino
Ted Koppel
Lynn Redgrave
Marlo Thomas
T. Harv Eker
This gal is the real deal.

Well, this book is the real deal too. To start with, there are 4 case studies of actual people who have used this information to achieve success in their lives. One guy cut his work week from 60+ hours to just 3 days a week. Another guy is now working part time as a consultant and is making 30% more than he was when he worked full time.

In a nutshell, this is a 21 day bad habit breaking system that is almost fool proof. Inside, you’ll discover the # 1 critical thing needed for success. There is also a reward system that will keep you motivated. It teaches you when and how often to reward yourself for accomplishments.

The book essentially goes over the root of bad habits and how to break them…procrastination at the top of the list.

The tactics in this book are truly incredible. Lee Milteer knows her stuff. I don’t know how the author, Martin Brock (I don’t even know who he is) got her to reveal this stuff, but just be glad that he did. It’s professional caliber info.

Look, I could go on raving about this book all day long but then you’d just get bored to death. So why not just go to the site and see for yourself. I have no doubt that you’ll be totally blown away.

Here is the site where you can get the info.