Not Putting Off Things

Last Update: June 15, 2021

Hi WA family, hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy.

I am guilty of putting things off almost to the point of procrastination. I have so much that I need to learn and put into practice. It is so necessary for me to start following the required steps to make my journey here in WA a successful one. I do believe if I start to commit myself to what is outlined below I will reach my goals a lot faster. I read the following somewhere and I hope it can help.

Confused about something? Ask questions and seek clarification. Do it now, settle that, and move on. There is no time like the present to fix a misunderstanding you may have with someone. Do it before emotions are wasted and the damage overdone. Those brilliant ideas that come into mind, think upon them and find out how you can carry them out before complacency takes over. Without you acting on them, they remain just as ideas and you may begin to second-guess their brilliance. Now is the time to act.

If it is important do it already. You have enough time for the things you deem essential. Your mind usually brings things to your attention at the right time for you to do them but if you are not careful, excuses come in just as quick, “I am a bit tired now, I don’t have the money yet when I get the time I will do it, I don’t feel inspired to yet…” a year later when you wake up to the reality that you haven’t made progress then you realize you could have started with what you had back then and by now achieved much. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Removing the clutter not only around me but also in my head I know will help me focus better.

Where is my computer?

Have you ever noticed how bad the mind is at consciously focusing on many things? It is for this reason that you need to clear it out as often as possible of clutter. Do your chores or duties as soon as possible especially the ones you don’t like so that you may focus your mind on important things. Get rid of the “I’ll do it later” mentality, it is responsible for a lot of chaos in your space. Those nagging thoughts about the things you need to get done disrupt the processing power of your mind.

No that is not a self-image. I know WA is willing to extend its hand(s) to help me make it through those difficult times. I recently found out about the outstanding support one can find here, whether it be a personal issue or a WA support issue. Thank you, my friends.



Something important can genuinely cross your mind while you are busy with something else. Instead of just brushing it off and saying you will do it later, assign a specific time. Of course, you are no octopus so definitely, some things need to be done later but it is the power of specificity that we are talking about here.

One too many times I have heard the sad story of regret told whereby one thought of visiting or at least calling their loved ones but didn’t and now they are gone. That is the problem with procrastination’s keyword, LATER. It robs you of pleasant encounters you could spontaneously enjoy. It gives you the impression that you have forever to get things done. You wake up one day and the people that you loved the most, the people that were most deserving of your time are no longer accessible just because you told them you would make time for them later.

For me, the above statement is the most valid. I am grateful for everyone here in WA. Sometimes I fail to share the I love you's with my loved ones. Besides just the business aspect WA has taught me a different way of life.

Thank you for letting me share.

All the best,

Michael

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Jocelyn30 Premium
Good morning Michael

I wish am your neighbor and I can bring you a coffee every day and I will be there to nudge!

For sure together as if you see me doing it then it will become a habit 😉

Unfortunately, we’re not but it’s good you confront yourself!

By sharing it to us your family here and done this blog.

You’ve been miss by me and the rest,
It’s not late Michael!

For me is a sign of you got enough, so you stopped and deal with it!

As you know what time you spent with us, will benefit your future in the end.

Willingly to stay on the bus and share to make it as warning for few of our members!

Indeed a good job 👏 Michael turn this a lesson into positive way!

Great to run after what encouragement for us here!

Well said and done blog!

Hoorrraaaayyyyy!


Joce
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lesabre Premium
Hi Joce, yes being your neighbour would be awesome. It has been a while since someone got me a coffee or gave me a nudge. Something I miss but it is what it is.

I will be running for that encouragement for all of us.

Lots of love,

Michael
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Jocelyn30 Premium
Then it’s virtual neighbours then 😜

Together we will get there😏

Take extra care cuz I care

Joce
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lesabre Premium
Hi Joce, sounds pretty good to me to be virtual neighbors.

I care too,

Michael
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Jocelyn30 Premium
Absolutely Michael! Keep in touch will do it the same!

:-)
joce
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lesabre Premium
Sounds like a great plan.

Will do,

Michael
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Newme202 Premium
Michael, I was a fan of putting off everything I could think of because if not feeling good enough and because of fear of what I think others will say

Until I was thrown into the deep end. I had no more excuses or pretense that I was 'busy,'

Life has a special heart wrenching lesson of teaching us stuff and until we get to that stage, we never realised how bad procrastination is.

No regrets has been my motto for many years. I do not let opportunities pass me by

It was a hard lesson to learn but thank goodness I did
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lesabre Premium
Thank you, Simone.

I do have this fear to ask questions even to post here at WA. It is a challenge sometimes to do the things I need to do.

My first swimming lesson was being thrown into the water, yes I did learn to swim but wonder if my fear comes from that experience.

Appreciate you, Simone,

All the very best,

Michael
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Newme202 Premium
It is a possibility, Michael that's where your fear originated.

Take things at your own pace and let's conquer fear bit by bit
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SHeisey1 Premium
Hello Simone,
I like your comment because it tells me I can change.
Lessons learned, we may start really LIVING AGAIN!

Blessings on you, my Friend.
Shirley
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Newme202 Premium
Shirley, thank you
We can all change for the better
To our success, my friend :)
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SHeisey1 Premium
Morning Michael,
You have put together thoughts that I definitely need.

When we work an 8-5 generally we have a supervisor holding us accountable. It is much easier to follow through with someone watching over our shoulder. At least our reputation is at stake if we mess up
But when we choose to be our own boss, move our work home, follow our own clock, it is so easy to let the littles-, or even the BIG things slip. And we may procrastinate the things we hate to do.

For me, I used to enjoy doing business paperwork. I thought I was good at it and responsible. Why now, do I hate it so much? I have not figured that out. All I know is that paperwork builds up on my desk (another thing I detest) until I cannot stand it. Finally I MAKE the time to clear it out. The problem is, I enjoy the clean new look; but like magic it grows again!

Ok, you do not need anymore of my story. One of these days I hope to learn the trick of processing the papers daily, to maintain the neatness and order I so much cherish.

Michael, did we LET you write this? For me, I and THANKFUL you wrote it! I want to progress with my life, which will help me be successful in my business.

No, my papers never hide my computer. It is not that bad! But I choose to do better.

One tip my sister offers: Develop the process with mail that you handle it once, deal with it, and it is never touched again. In other words, make a decision immediately and deal with it, NOW.
Sorry, this is almost an unofficial blog!
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lesabre Premium
Good morning Shirley. Thank you for commenting and sharing your story.

Shirley no I did not specifically write this for you :)

I like your sister's tips.

Actually, I was on Live chat last night and PattyMc had one of the greatest answers: "Hey, it's cool. Way to deal with the worry is to get the answer then nothing left to worry about. :). It was relating to a member worrying about asking a question. That really hit home for me.

All the very best,

Michael
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SHeisey1 Premium
Michael,
I did not feel that message was only for me. I took it as good for me; but there are many who procrastinate.

I like your tip received from PattyMc, which you shared.

If enough tips come in, you can write another blog with all the suggestions others individually have.

Wish you a great day!

Shirley
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lesabre Premium
Wishing you a great day also Shirley.

Michael
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ratlhaganen Premium
Thank you for being real. It is helpful.

Ntlhane
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lesabre Premium
Appreciate the comment Ntlhane.

All the best,

Michael
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Thanks for sharing
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