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Procrastination Can Seriously Damage Your Level of Motivation

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

Procrastination as you might know can really become a big problem if you allow it to continue for too long a period. There are always times in a person´s life that a little bit of procrastination comes along, but as soon as one does not take the action needed, procrastination can become a serious problem, stopping people from being motivated to get ahead in life.

As we have seen in different articles, procrastination has several causes, and as soon as you have figured out what causes you to procrastinate, you can take the correct steps to get over it.

You might be paralised with fear for not being able to do things perfectly, or you might be afraid that once you do start doing the things you are supposed to do, they don´t turn out the way you wanted them to. The only way to get over this though, is to get started and just do them. Even if they don´t turn out to be perfect, you will at least have the chance to improve over time.

As long as you don´t do anything though, nothing will happen except for it becoming more and more difficult to finally break through the procrastination pattern.

If you become a chronical procrastinator you will find out at one point or another that you are missing out on big opportunities to learn and improve. It does not matter just how talented you are, if you don´t take action, you will not get anywhere, not even if you are the most talented person in the world. So basically the inability to take the decision to get started and acting upon it, will lead to failure.

Like it has been said, the longer you keep on procrastinating, the harder it will become to finally break through this habit. It is of course easy to understand that it is so much nicer to play around instead of going to work. It is easy to think there still is plenty of time to do certain assignments and leaving it up to the last moment to try and work your way through the hard work, but really all that you are doing is bringing a lot of stress in to your life.

You just know that at one point or another you will have to get started. The work that is waiting for you to be done does not magically disappear, but if it does because somebody else does it for you, it will only mean that you have lost yet another opportunity to grow, another opportunity to learn and improve your life and you will never get that opportunity back.

A good way to try and overcome procrastination is to feel motivated again. You can do this by using affirmations cards as long as needed and reread them as many times as needed throughout the day. You can write down anything positive on these affirmation cards, but most important is that you write down something that will motivate you to take action. You could say for example that no matter how the outcome, you better take action. Or something down the lines that you don´t need to fear, that you don´t need to be perfect and that the only thing really important is to take action.

Don´t let fear bring you down and realize that absolutely nobody is perfect, not even you. If all fails, you should really go find some help to get out of your procrastination mode. Life can be so much more beautiful if you take active part in it, and it is a shame to waste it, especially if you have a lot of possibilities within your reach.

There are a lot of therapists specialized in helping people overcome procrastination but there are also a lot of books talking about this problem. You can even find several online programs that will push you on and help you change your destructive habits. And I say destructive habits, because make no mistake about it, procrastination is a serious problem that will slowly destruct your life little by little.

Underestimating this problem will only make matters worse and you should take action as soon as possible, no matter how difficult that may seem at the time. Just taking a little step forward and reaching out for help can be a huge step towards a more productive future. Setting small daily goals that are easy to achieve is another way to slowly climb out of procrastination mode.

It really is not necessary to take huge steps, you will get there little by little. Setting goals that seem too big to achieve might just totally kill your motivation where as smaller goals seem more obtainable. Every time you reach a certain goal, you will feel a sense of accomplishment, thus more and more capable to set bigger goals each time around. Before you know it you will be overcoming procrastination.

The more goals you reach, the more you will realize that it really does not matter to fail every now and then, the most important thing is to take action and go after what you want to achieve in life, even if that means things don´t turn out perfect, even if it means you have to face your fears.

If you are really at a loss and there seems no way to overcome your procrastination you should try following a well known 21 day system to stop procrastinating. This program is focused on breaking through habits and changing them into more positive and productive ones. It is an easy to follow step-by-step program that will teach you all about procrastination so that you understand just why it is so hard to break it. You will learn all the causes and what makes you procrastinate and as soon as you have a thorough understanding of how procrastination slowly destroys your life, you will be given all the needed steps to stop procrastination and ban it from your life permanently.

You know the choice is ultimately up to if you want to learn how to overcome procrastinating or not, but maybe the time has come to take that decision and start living life to the fullest, finally.


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Comments

Nov 30, 2010 9:14pm
footloose
Right on, or should I say, write on! Nice.
Dec 15, 2010 6:52am
pwarlick
Nice! This is a system that I need. I have always used the motto "Procrastinate Now! Before it's too late!"
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