Don't Let Procrastination Be Your Downfall

Last Update: June 18, 2014

I've been reading a lot of posts about procrastination lately. I've also been doing some procrastination myself. I have spent hours the last few days trying to catch up on my notifications, and I've used that to rationalize not writing content.

I've noticed some other people here in the WA community seem to struggle with the same problem from time to time, because I keep coming across posts about procrastination, and I'm wondering why.

This is a "job" that we all love so much; it excites us. We believe in it. We know what we are required to do to achieve our dreams here. So what stops us?

It occurred to me that as much as I love WA, there are certain tasks required of me - certain things I should do if I want to achieve my dreams. After awhile those "shoulds" start to drag me down, and I start to resent them. I put them off because I don't want to be controlled by them. I think I can take back control by ignoring the "shoulds".

I need to remind myself that there is nothing here that I am required to do. But there is a lot here that will help me achieve my dreams if I choose to do it. It is my choice to follow the lessons and complete the tasks. The end result will be worth the effort involved.

The end result will be that I will have accomplished something extraordinary, something that I never dreamed I could accomplish in my lifetime. And it will be worth it.

I am choosing to write that next post because I am worth it.

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RobertM Premium
I know what you mean, I too have been guilty of procrastinating and tend to just switch off. But I also know that I need to get myself in to gear and carry on if I want to succeed.
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IMN Premium
Because you are worth it, too, and you deserve to live the life of your dreams. Choose to allow yourself to do the things that will get you there.
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isoop Premium
I am a major procrastinator. I am trying to learn to believe in myself. Years of negativity from others is very hard to overcome, but I will do it! I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks
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IMN Premium
It is hard, but I think if we regard it as a choice we have - that is, we can choose to no longer believe the negatives from the past. Those beliefs were false, and we can choose to let them go. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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masirois Premium
All very very true and I'm sure that many can relate to the procrastination trap. I know I can! It's half the battle to know when you're falling prey to it, so that you can refocus and get some work done!
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IMN Premium
Good observation.
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susanhinds Premium
I agree but would like to add that sometimes the procrastination happened to me because at an unconscious level I did not believe that I had what it took to be successful in my online business. It took me years of unlearning distructive patters and mind clutter before I could come ahead. It is so easy when you work from home to put off things that should be done. I used to think that everything in my life was wrong but I have now found that it was all really perfect. I needed to learn what I learned in order to find the real me and to offer the wisdom that I gained as a gift to the world.

So glad that I did. Great post! You are worth it!
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IMN Premium
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. It's an ongoing challenge, but one that can be overcome, I believe.
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susanhinds Premium
You are absolutely right my friend and thank you for your kind words. Where there is a will there is always a way. Just make sure that you are kind to yourself in the process. I used to be brutal on myself and it is not helpful at all. Hugs xx
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Lancer501 Premium
Hi Judy....as a procrastinator from way back I re-echoe those thoughts. Thanks for an excellent post.
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