How to handle procrastination? We want to succeed, we want to reach our goals but we take our time, we find excuses and we end up dropping our objective!
The seventh step in the book of Sharon Lechter Think & Grow Rich for Women is: Decision. As a quick reminder, this book is a new version of the book by Napoleon Hill but updated with a female point of view.
Let’s look at procrastination. Not making a decision IS a decision. Procrastination, as Napoleon Hill puts it, is the opposite of making a decision and the enemy of success. If you procrastinate, ask yourself why. Look at the people around you, do you believe that successful people hesitate, look for excuses and procrastinate? The answer to that is most certainly, NO!
“The hardest part is making the decision, the rest is tenacity. “
The questions you ask yourself are crucial. instead of asking these questions:
- What if I do not succeed, what will people think?
- What if I am not able?
- Who do I think I am?
Ask the Following Questions:
- What would happen if I succeed?
- What would happen if I were not afraid?
- What works?
- What can I do differently?
- How do I want to feel?
Do the exercise of the rocking chair. Imagine yourself at 85 years old on your patio in your rocking chair and replay the last 20, 30 and 40 years of your life.
- What are you proud of?
- What would you have done differently?
- What would you say to your xx self ? (25, 35, 50 … put your age)?
- If you have had the courage to succeed, are you in the same place as if you had done nothing and procrastinated?
- Do you have the same house, the same friends, the same financial freedom? What kind of vacations do you go on?
- How do you contribute?
Making decisions requires courage. Stay in the present, stop worrying about the future and surround yourself with people who will help you be the best of yourself.
Have fun, and remember, it’s the journey that counts.