Watch out! - Don't let this guy stand in your way of success

Last Update: March 28, 2016

So I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for almost 2½ year now, and it has been a very interesting ride. Getting a lot of new acquaintances and been overwhelmed all the help and lessons available inside this community. However time and time again I met this guy who kept standing in my way of success.. Apparently I have been following this guy ever since I started in here, I just didn't know.

Well about a 3 weeks ago I decided to really spend some time in here... And by being active, helping others out and observing the successful people in here, I ranked better than ever.. But more important: I finally found out what this guy is called...

Mr. Procrastination

Have you ever met him?

He is the guy sitting on your shoulder whispering thing like:

  • This is hard, why don't you just look at funny cats on Youtube instead
  • Think it over once more.. It must be difficult. Otherwise everyone would do it
  • You better watch some more videos before you start creating content

Well illustrated by this cycle:

Have you also heard him?

Well I have, and he have been sitting on my shoulder almost since I started in here.. But now I have decided to unfollow him as a friend and follow the the words of Nike and lately Shia LaBeouf (https://youtu.be/ZXsQAXx_ao0):



...But is it really that simple? Well time will tell for me, but what do you think? Is it better just to get going and learn from your mistakes or do you prefer to have everything in control before starting up?

Let me know, and please follow me if you like, then we can follow up on each other's success and motivate each other when needed.

To success!

Cheers

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LizPB Premium
That's a great illustration and so true. I'm a procrastinator as well. But also a person with so much to do that it's impossible to do it all. So, I prioritize best I can. That's all anyone can do...I guess. LOL
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Cortex2k Premium
Thanks for your comment Liz.. I agree that there is many things to do and that we have to prioritize, but sometimes I think that it becomes an excuse to only do the things that are fun at the moment and not the things that are needed to progress and learn.
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LizPB Premium
If only laundry, housework and cooking were more fun ;-) It's rough being grown up! Lol. Just gotta make the time.
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Cortex2k Premium
Yes agree.. Or prioritize what matters to you ;-)
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LizPB Premium
Ya for sure. I've got a lot that matters. How bout you? How do you prioritize?
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Cortex2k Premium
Family first.. (Which is my my WA progress stalled for more than a year) and then dayjob followed by affiliate blogging which is just a hobby for now (am making a decent paycheck however)
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LizPB Premium
Same. But trying to get the site to work so it can be income too. Taking a while. But it's all good.
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Cortex2k Premium
Cool.. Please let me know if you need help.
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richrivera Premium
Have had a very close relationship with him off and on. His specialty is distraction. His daddy is fear and he has many brothers. He's got to go. Boot'im. Cheers.
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Cortex2k Premium
LOL havent thought about that analogy Rich.. Thanks for the comment too :-)
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Digger2014 Premium
I know the feeling....LOL
I think that he comes and visits me every once in awhile and thinks he is going to stay. I have to evict him!!!
Following you now.
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Cortex2k Premium
Yeah do evict him Digger :-) Thanks for the follow.. I am following you back.
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tracyq66 Premium
lol yes I think you are right, this is the best place to ditch him, lets just do it, I've left you a follow :)
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Cortex2k Premium
Thanks Tracy.. I followed you instead of him :-)
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JudeP Premium
Hey Chris, procrastination is the thief of time, as you have discovered! But onward and upward from here on, yeah? All the best as you continue to push and tell that 'friend' where to go!
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Cortex2k Premium
Thanks Jude :-)
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