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What is procrastination and what can we do?

27 Procrastination

I´ve been listening to some guys talk about how young kids and teenagers procrastinate which actually gets me mad because all of us procrastinate. It doesn´t matter how old we are, it doesn´t matter if we´re going to school or if we have a 9 to 5 job or if we´re starting a business we all procrastinate.

One of the reasons many of us procrastinate is because we´ve become so accustomed to do the things that are easier and faster firsts, because we don´t want to do the hard work, we don´t want to think and spend time doing the other activities that will take more time and effort to accomplish so we do the least meaningful activities that won´t make a difference and we let those activities that take more time and effort, the one in which we need to think and be really focus for last, but this activities are the ones that give us the best results, that keep us moving forward faster.

Procrastination often comes from limiting believes, how many activities or things you need to do that you are just leaving for later? in how many of them the reason you don´t do them is because of some fear?

Fear of failure, fear of what others are going to say and think about you, fear of what could happen, the belief of not being good enough, the feeling of unworthiness and that you deserve what you want to achieve are the some of the causes of procrastination.

When we combine the limiting mindset with the though activities that require more time and effort it´s the recipe to procrastinate and stay right where we are now, in our comfort zone. What you can do is:

1.- Be aware.- You need to be aware of the reasons why you are procrastinating, it may be because of limiting believes like fear or it can be because of a lack of knowledge and skill.

2.- Learn skills.- If the reason why you are not taking action is because of lack of knowledge and skills then you need to learn the skills, there´s no shortcut here, the only thing you can do is to do a research of your goal or activity and find out which skills or which skill is the one that will give you the best results and move you forward faster and focus on learning or improving that skill.

3.- Develop a successful mindset.- Knowing how to get pass through those limiting believes is the way to achieve your goals, what´s stopping us from reaching our goals are those limiting believes. We´ve published post related to developing a successful mindset and eliminating limiting believes in this website and our social media accounts.

4.- Take action.- Nothing beats action, you need to do those activities you are avoiding so the next time you want to skip them or leave them for tomorrow don´t do it, stop thinking and start working on them.

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Pam