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How to Avoid Procrastination and Be a Doer

Mar 27, 2008
To be a doer means to take action. To implement the things you've been putting off doing. Thinking is passive. It is comfortable because it doesn't require very much out of us. Doing is active. We avoid doing because it requires a lot of time and energy. Frankly, most of us just don't have enough of that at the end of the day.

Following these tips will help you to stop putting your energy toward thinking, and focus it on doing instead.

If you've been involved in something like Internet Marketing or business for any length of time, you know that there are a million different reports and a million different people telling you what to do. They are probably giving you excellent advice.

The trouble is, it takes so much out of you to actually to follow through with your plans. You know what it takes to be successful. The next level is to actually take those steps and achieve your goals. What you need is a solid plan. You need some actions that will stop your brain from thinking, and catapult you into action.

Admit That You Have a Problem

This sounds like a line from a recovery program. Yet, it can work wonders in helping you to overcome your procrastination problem. Admit that you are a procrastinator, and the other tips will sink in beautifully.

It is easy enough to blame others for our problems. You can say "oh, the baby was fussy so I didn't get any work done" or "they didn't give that to me in time so I couldn't do it." However, these are excuses. Admit that you alone hold the keys to your success, and you'll go a long way toward overcoming procrastination.

Say "I Don't WANT to Procrastinate Anymore!"

Saying things out loud give them power. You need this power in order to take control of the problem. You DON'T want to procrastinate anymore, so make it so. Actions speak louder than words, but these words can help guide you.

Admit Guilt

Some people may always feel very guilty when they procrastinate. You may have a constant nagging feeling that you should be doing the work you've been putting off for ages.

If you have this guilt, admit it. Admission will help get a load off of your mind. You'll be surprised at how light you'll feel once you pinpoint the guilt and own it.

Take Stock of Your Procrastination

Ask yourself what things you are currently procrastinating on. Write these down! Getting details down on paper gives your mind space to breath.

Your mind can only hold so much in without feeling overwhelmed. Then, guess what happens? You get the urge to procrastinate because you can't deal with it all.

So, get it all down on paper. This will help you to stop thinking, and start doing.

You CAN break the procrastination cycle if you put your mind to it. Remember, stop thinking about all that you have to do, and start doing it.
About the Author
Sammy Vital has been learning and applying Internet marketing for over 5 years. Take advantage of his uncanny insights and unusual candor by visiting his Internet Home Based Business Ideas Online site. Also learn how to start an internet business by reading his blog.
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