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Overcoming Procrastination and Achieve What You Want

Aug 18, 2007
Procrastination can either mean not starting something or the inability to finish something.Lack of motivation the main cause of procrastination. The reason people fail to get started is usually because there is not a strong enough reason. Consider what might happen if you don't complete the tasks. Once you find a reason to do the task that is strong enough, the odds are good that you will complete the task.

Secondly, the task may task may seem too overwhelming. People fear failing the task because they think they cannot make it through.

Jim Rohn has suggested 2 powerful tips to deal with procrastination

1) Break it down
The key to achievement is your ability to break down the task into manageable pieces and knock them off one at one time. Focus on accomplishing what's right in front of you at this moment. Substitute real-time positive thinking for negative future visualization. That's the first all- important technique for bringing an end to procrastination.
Planning ahead for the next half year to one year may seem overwhelming for some people- why not just look at today?
Don't look any further ahead than that. Just one day at a time. And do it consistently. You may want to set a time frame for accomplishing the task. You will be surprised - just by thinking through and planning you're setting yourself to accomplish the goal unconsciously and you may even beat your own deadline!!

2) Write it down.
We know how important writing is to goal setting.
The writing you'll do for beating procrastination is very similar. Instead of focusing on the future, however, you're now going to be writing about the present just as you experience it every day. You are going to keep a diary of your activities. It forces you to see what you're actually doing... and what you're not doing.Make a quick note of the time you began the activity and the time it ends wherever you are. Try to make this notation as soon as possible.It is recommended you do this every thirty minutes, and keep this up for at least a week.

You're going to be amazed by the distractions, detours, and downright wastes of time you engage in during the course of a day. Once you are aware of these distractions and note how far they are from what you have set yourself out to do, you will start to be drawn towards your goals again.

In summary, have a strong enough reason to do the task.Break down the task. Be aware of distractions and get rid of them.You will be set to action sooner than you think. Do this consistently for 21 days- take action towards a specific goal, and you will have established a habit that will stick. That will end your tendency to procrastinate.
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