Monday 23 April 2018

Overcoming Procrastination

We all have procrastinated at one time or another. In a very simplified way, procrastination is form we use to avoid a possible and unwanted outcome. In other words, we are avoiding some form of uncertainty because of one or more self-talk along the line: What if I fail? What if I can’t do it? What will people say? Etc… One uncomplicated way to move forward if to be aware of what we are doing and then start changing this self-talk to something along the lines of: What if I succeed? What if rock doing it? What if people are impressed by me? This approach may not, or it might work on day one. It will work over time. For those who like to take this even further, adopt the following theme: “Discipline, consistency and perseverance”. Every time you feel like dropping the standards, or letting it go unfinished, remember the theme and repeat it to yourself. Again, it works very quickly for some and it can take longer for others. Either way, it works!