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How to Get Fired from Procrastinators Anonymous

Aug 17, 2007
Welcome to the procrastinator's anonymous club! This club will accept anyone who is willing to make an excuse. It only takes one - that will do.

Quitting even before you get started will put you in the leadership positions of the procrastinators anonymous club - guaranteed a promotion! Now, before you think I'm just being sarcastic (maybe a little), it's time to do a little reality check - before we go any further. These three questions need to be asked to get you thinking...

Is anything worthwhile ever accomplished without real effort?

What are you teaching to those around you (i.e. - children, teens, friends, etc.), by your lack of action?

What do you want to be proud of, as to accomplishments, at the end of your life?

Knowing how to get motivated can be a little difficult, at times, for all of us. And, yes, all of us face joining that same club, procrastinators anonymous, when it comes to some things in our lives, too. In order to cancel our enrollment, it will take some real action, though (sorry, the mere thought does not count).

Here are some steps that should enable each of us to stay out (they only accept inactive members).

1. Bite the bullet and stop making excuses.

Where did that attitude ever get you anyway? Someone once said something to the effect that if we continue to do the things that we do the same way that we've always done them, then we will always end up with the same results. Are those the results you want? Are you trying to be the president of the procrastinators anonymous club?

2. Get some direction for your life.

It is not something that you can be proud of, or want to tell your kids about, that you belonged to the procrastinators anonymous club. Do something that you can be proud of.

3. Set some daily goals and begin to build some self-discipline.

As you make your list of goals, make them small - small enough that it won't take much to accomplish in the first day, or week. By making them small, and accomplishing them, you will begin to build a greater self-confidence. This will allow you, later, to
set larger goals - and to them accomplished, too; but start out small.

4. Get someone to help you.

Perhaps you know a friend who has similar problems. Make an agreement with them that you each will be accountable to the other. Make them ask you, often, about what your little goals are for the day, and about how you are doing in reaching them, so far. Then, it is your turn to do the same for them. Keep it positive, and encouraging.

5. Reward yourself occasionally.

As you progress, give yourself a little pat on the back, by doing something a little special that you like to do. Goals are not at all about having no fun - just about staying away from the procrastinators anonymous club.
About the Author
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and sustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limited time only at: stop procrastinating
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