5 Tips To Overcome Procrastination

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Procrastination is among the most crippling behavioral and psychological traits there is. Are you among those people blocked, stopped, or sidelined by this? Perhaps many people are in constant battle with trying to get solutions on how to stop procrastinating so that they can change their operation modes. Procrastinating is affecting everyone ranging from people working in the corporate world, housewives to students.

Statistics have shown that 20% of the world’s population grieves from procrastination and this number has quadrupled in the last 20 years. The major cause of procrastination and lack of motivation is confusion, vagueness and a fuzzy mind about what you need to do and for what reason. If you are serious about wanting to stop procrastination, then check out the following 5 Tips:

#1: Focus on your goals
This is among the effective ways of overcoming procrastination. The more you maintain your focus on your goals the easier it becomes to handle procrastination and laziness. You can maintain your focus by doing simple things that can assist you in remembering your goals several times in a day. Things such as writing a post-it-note about your objectives and pasting it on a place where you will always see. You can also read your goals several times in a day. You can also visualize yourself having attained your objectives. Such practices will help you remain focused to your goals and hence solve procrastination.

#2: Get good night’s rest and Exercise regularly
This may sound like a corny cliche but it’s very true. Research has shown that a human being has more energy, can think better and able to prioritize excellently when he/she exercises consistently and sleeps well.

#3: Set healthy deadlines
When you have goals to be achieved, set healthy deadlines to accomplish them. By setting a definite time frame for yourself, you can curb this procrastinating habit. Ensure that the deadline is realistic to avoid burdening yourself as unrealistic deadlines makes you more prone to procrastination.

#4: Get it done, not perfect
Most people immerse themselves into perfectionism. Don’t work too long to get everything perfect, the idea is to ensure it is done but not perfect. You will have first drafts, in each step then when it’s done you go again editing, refining as you want. Besides part of any endeavor is consistently refining things as you get response on what is not working. Success means getting what is right and not what’s so effective. Therefore avoid perfectionism because it leads to procrastination.

#5: Do something difficult
Hardships and difficulties are inevitable in life. The sooner you get accustomed the better. If you have a behavior of evading things that may discomfort you, then you need to begin doing these hard things. Begin with things that cause small discomfort. By occasionally doings things against your will, you are exercising your willpower and also developing mental toughness to face difficulties when you meet them in your life. This way you will no longer be anxious and there will be no need to procrastinate difficult things.

Follow these strategies and surely you’ll see yourself moving forward in the right direction.

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Day 94 of 100 Days to Greatness: Defining success on your terms.

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Would you like be able to define success?  Most people simply cannot, and often, they have more trouble achieving their goals because they don’t know exactly what success is for them. With The Success Habits Success Development system, you will not only know what success means to you; you will also know what successful habits are, so that you can create them.  Get a copy of the SUCCESS HABITS EBook; system to help you personally define success and activate it.

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Day 92 of 100 Days to Greatness: How do habits become habitual?


Everyone has habits in their life that they have developed over the years. Some of them are really good for you and others not so much. For example, you might have learned to brush your teeth every morning and every night before bed. This will keep your teeth healthy and it is a habit that will give you a better smile, save you big money at the dentist, and prevent a whole lot of pain and suffering (anyone who has ever had a dental extraction will agree wholeheartedly).

On the other hand, you might have developed the habit for procrastination. You definitely aren’t alone. Everyone procrastinates to some degree, and some people make it a way of life. Procrastination happens for many reasons. Sometimes it is the fear of success, the lack of confidence in achieving it and sometimes, it is just a lack of motivation.

It all starts with understanding the psychology behind your habits: how they form, what motivates you to perform them and how they become a permanent part of your life.

The first thing that you need to understand is that all habits – from brushing your teeth to recognizing and taking advantage of multi-million dollar business opportunities – are formed exactly the same way. The neurological process in forming habits is identical, and it doesn’t matter if it is a tiny habit, a major habit, a bad habit or a good one.

Understanding this is actually one of the most important things that you can do because it immediately tells you something about yourself – namely, that if you can teach yourself to brush your teeth twice or three times a day, without even thinking about it, then you can teach yourself anything.   You can have confidence in your ability to teach yourself any good habit that you want because you have already done it many times in your life.

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Day 91 of 100 Days to Greatness: The Journey of Success Includes Road-blocks


Before you can start the journey towards being successful and begin building habits that move you along that road, you need to understand what success is. Most people only have a vague idea of success. This prevents them from actually becoming successful because they don’t know where they are going.

It’s like getting in your car and jumping onto the interstate with a full tank of gas, trying to drive to the perfect vacation spot. Odds are, you aren’t going to stumble onto it by accident. You need a destination in mind, and you need a map to get you there.

The reason that people have problems becoming successful is that they have not figured out exactly what it means to be it. That’s why defining success is the first step in achieving it.

The problem is, success isn’t really a destination. Success is actually a journey with stops along the way. Those stops are definitely the destinations that you want to arrive at, but there is no “final destination” that you will get to where you will finally be happy. When it comes to being successful and happy, the only way to achieve it is to be constantly moving towards your goals.

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Day 93 of 100 Days to Greatness: Goal setting – the journey is as important as the end result?


When you have goals and you are on track to reach them, you are happy. But your happiness isn’t going to become permanent when you finally reach those goals. You may be more satisfied with life and happier for a while,but you are still going to want to set new goals. You will never be satisfied, and that’s perfectly okay.

So, you might be wondering just what the purpose of goals actually are then. You cannot be successful without goals, and you cannot form good habits without goals.

You can try to force yourself to do something habitually, but without a goal behind them, those habits have no power and they will not stick, even if you do follow the steps required to get them to become permanent. Your goal is not only your motivation; it is also your blueprint. The goal that you are working towards will put demands on the types of habits that you create and it will shape the way that you change.

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