Is this you?

Only act when forced by time constraints or circumstances

  • Don’t work on your work until the last possible moment.

  • Don’t pack for a trip until the last possible second.

  • Find something else to do and convince yourself you need to do it rather than what you should be doing.

  • Avoid buying a meaningful gift until that day.

It’s a wonderful way to make your life much more difficult.

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  • You’re limiting your resources when you wait until the last minute.

  • You are more than likely unable to predict the outcome.

  • You are more than likely going to lose control.

No one wants to procrastinate.

  • Each time we do it, we swear we’ll never do it again.

  • It’s frustrating, and the very last thing you want to do is make procrastination a habit.

Forced action is stressful.

  • It’s uncomfortable, and too much stress lowers performance.

  • If you wait too long, you’ve often put into a situation that requires taking whatever life hands you.

Procrastination has numerous disadvantages.

  • Avoiding your responsibilities eventually leads to disaster.

  • Your colleagues and clients may see you as unpredictable.

  • You will beat yourself up for not giving what you are doing 100%, affecting your business growth.

Today is the day to act and take control:

  • It’s possible to control yourself and get used to working before time pressure arrives. It’s a skill you can practice. You’ll get better at it the more you do it.

  • Give yourself plenty of time.

  • If you are scared of the unknown, create an action plan to guide you to the end result.

  • Get started.

  • Remind yourself that you can relax after you’ve finished.

It’s much more effective than doing nothing and worrying now, only to worry even more while trying to complete the task. Remind yourself of all the damage you’ve caused by procrastinating.

Avoid repeating your mistakes.

Imagine how nice it would be to do your best work without any threat hanging over your head. Act before it’s necessary.

And most importantly, train yourself to act without the need for procrastination / last-minute chaos to motivate you.

Until next week,

Take care.

x K