All too often we don’t start what we want to start and when we do start it, we don’t finish it.
I can’t count the number of times people have asked me how to get past this and so I’m going to lay it all out and tell you how to stop procrastinating.
On every single post I make, there is always someone who says, “It’s easier said than done.” Of course, it is! Everything in this world is easier said than done because it only requires you to move your mouth versus getting up and actually taking action.
It’s easy to talk. It’s hard to put in work.
Do you want to lose weight? – Workout more, eat less.
Do you want to grow your bank account? – Change your tactic. Work smarter.
You want to have a better relationship with your daughter – Try harder!
Stop making excuses because that’s all they are. Don’t tell me you’re overweight because your metabolism is slow and then stuff your face with a Twinky.
What usually holds people back from actually going and creating the life, the relationship, the business, the body, the mindset, the bank account, the family that they want, is that they’re too busy thinking and not doing.
Imagine every action you took that was meaningful to your life, not only did you start, not only did you finish, but you went over and above what you said you were going to do.
So here are 3 keys for you to get over your procrastination:
1. Do not negotiate with your mind.
The best salesperson in the world is you. You’re so great at talking yourself out of why you don’t need to do something. Right?
If you’re not a disciplined person, the main reason is that you have let your mind win most of your life. It’s time to stop negotiating with it. Discipline isn’t something you’re born with, it’s a skill you develop.
2. Finish what you start
It’s not only you who doesn’t finish what they’ve started. It’s more common than you think. I believe it’s a natural human trait which is a good thing because it shows you that you’re not lazy, but you still want to finish what you start right?
So you’ve got to train your mind over the next six months to finish what you start with the small things. Finished sleeping? Make your bed. Finished eating? Wash and pack away your dish, because the way that you do one thing is the way that you do everything.
What you’re training your brain to do, is to develop the discipline you need to finish the big things.
3. Always do more than you said you would do
I always like to do at least 10 % more.
This is how you develop your willpower, your discipline, and get over procrastination. This is also how you become more successful in every aspect of your life.
Show your mind that you’re not going to negotiate with it, and you’ll not only finish what you start, but you’ll go the extra mile as well…and this is how you stop procrastinating.
Develop the skill of discipline over the next 6 months and you’ll thank yourself years down the line.