How to stop procrastination and start living your dreams?
Are you still waiting for the best time to start living the life of your dreams? Are you still making excuses by your lack of money, time, and experience to achieve what you want? Are you still questioning your abilities to achieve your goals? Are you still blaming your circumstances and environment?
Enough is enough!
There is no better time than now to start living the life of your dreams. Iíve been like you waiting for the best time to come and it never came. I had to start and take action.
Here is a brilliant advice that was said long time ago by Theodore Roosevelt: ďDo what you can, with what you have, where you are!Ē
You must take action. Do what you can. Work on your circle of influence. Do your part first and donít wait for anything to change.
Do what you can, with what you have. Start with the resources at hand, and keep the momentum going. The law of accumulation will work for you. The short-term achievements, multiplied by time, will turn into long-term accomplishments.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. You canít change your environment, therefore donít account for it. Work on yourself and do your best. Your environment will change when you change. It is a natural law of life that you will be in the place you deserve. If you deserve to be in a better place, you will.
Donít procrastinate because life is short. Act with a sense of urgency. The thousand miles journey starts with a single step. Youíve to start. You canít change the external circumstances, but you can change yourself.
Make your decision today that youíre going to do what you can, with what you have, and where you are, in order to live the life of your dreams.
Be the change!
This is the best statement against procrastination for me:
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Tohami, this is good advice. The only way to get somewhere is to actually move. A line is formed through two points: where you are and where you're going. The most important thing is moving from that first point to the second.
Something that I thought I should add is the concept of short-run versus long-run. In the short-run, there are fixed costs and variable costs. In the long run, everything becomes a variable costs.
This concept applies to your advice in that you are looking from the short-run perspective. There are some things that you can change and some that you can't. Do your best to work with what you have and start making a better life right now.
Although it is important to first begin changes from the short-run perspective, we must not forget the long-run. In the long run, everything becomes variable. There is nothing that you cannot achieve or change.
Start with the short-run, but always keep the long-run goals in mind. The only way to get started is by focusing on what you can do. The only way to maintain a steady course is to focus on a reference point far away.
I agree. Wonderful advice.
A trainer on a course I did a few years ago on IM gave a good example of this when someone asked 'how do you get started?' He said you'll never mow the lawn, sitting on the couch with your feet on the coffee table. Starting is simple. You get up, walk outside, pull out the lawn mower and fill it up. Before you know it, the lawn's mowed. All you have to do is start the rest unflods as you go. We often get stuck 'thinking' about it.
I had gone through a difficult time where my get up and go really just got up and went.I had all these amazing ideas,plans and dreams but I could'nt begin anything.I just had enough!. I started to fight my own negativity that was dragging me down.I've gotten into good habits so I just do them,rain or shine.I'm incredibly happier.I have'nt much to work with, regardless I begun to look for reasons to do and not to just dream about it.I find your post inspiring and encouraging.It's just what I needed to read.:)
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Rock on!
This all resonates with me, especially that Gandhi quote because I had just been thinking about that for the last couple of days.
Great post Tohami, thanks!
If there was a procrastination Olympics I feel certain I would be unbeatable - that is, if I ever got around to entering.
"Procrastinate procrastination!" from Tony Robbins if I am not mistaken.
That's a good point. It's a very fine balance. I'm currently working my way out of debt (mortagage incl.) and it's a constant trade between living now and setting myself up for the future. I'm probably more biased towards the future which can cause lack of short term motivation, which in turn affects the long term! See what I mean "balance" :rolleyes:
No, sorry, I think I could definitely give you a run for your money and might just be able to beat you...maybe tomorrow.
I've lost out on about $4-10,000 over the last year due to not bothering to send things off :/
I like this quote:
"I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person."
Thanks Earth. Great affirmation. I just quit my job about 2 weeks ago (with no job lined up). The first week I kept up with my routines and got a ton of stuff done. But this last week I stopped doing my morning and evening routines and have spent most of my days wishing I was doing something to propel myself toward a goal, if I had one. I really needed that.
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