Your procrastination fuels negativity
Your procrastination fuels negativity by attracting self doubt and fear to you.
When you overthink things and take too long to decide the whole situation becomes too difficult. The only cure for this is to take action.
How do you decide?
What do you do when you are faced with making up your mind? Do you ponder all of the possibilities and possible consequences before deciding? Do you leave it until your mind is clear enough? Do you just decide and deal with the consequences later?
How do successful people decide?
Napoleon HIll in his research on five hundred of America’s most successful people discovered that one thing they all had in common was the ability to make decisions quickly. This ability to decide quickly is linked to living in the now. When you live in the now you constantly make decision for each moment. You do not worry about the past or the future. Eckhart Tolle explains it beautiful by saying that the future becomes the now. To explain this he says that the future is really only present in your thought process. You think about the future but when it arrives it is no longer the future it is the now.
Why do you procrastinate?
This is a question I often ask of myself? The answer can be very deep and involves a great deal of soul searching. The conclusion I often come to is that I procrastinate because I am afraid of criticism. I am too conscious of what other people may think. Here lies the answer I should only be worried about of what I think about myself. Adopting this clarity of thought will help me to make decisions and to take action quickly. Once I do this it sends out a chain of circumstances. It has a domino effect. Once the decision is made my subconscious mind begins to look for solutions. If I procrastinate it looks for excuses.
It takes discipline to stop procrastinating
One of the main reasons for procrastinating is the lack of discipline and more importantly self discipline. Your conscious mind needs to be in charge here. It needs to command your subconscious mind to act. Not to ponder all of the scenarios but to take in the information and make a decision. Once the decision is made you need to have the discipline to take action and follow through with it. It is an ongoing challenge. You need to build up a routine and stick at until it becomes a habit. This could take 30 days. It could be much longer depending on the situation. You need to have a clear plan of what to do. You need to have a strong why for achieving your goal.
Have you looked into how you make decisions?
What helps you make decisions quickly?