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3 Ways to Conquer Procrastination so you can reach your goals

Updated: Mar 14

Find inspiration in an unlikely place and say goodbye to procrastination

I had my six year old grandson, Jude, tucked in his booster seat in the backseat of my car as we headed to my house.

It’s a thirty minute ride, and yes, he loves to play games on my phone, but I prefer to give him other options.

But today I forgot the travel bag at home.

So I reached for a notebook I keep in my car to jot ideas down - along with with an ink pen - and handed them back to Jude.

As he eyed the plain paper he gave me a grumpy look.

But when we got to my house ... I was amazed.

Sure, he only drew a bunch of scribbles. Nothing fancy.

But what impressed me was he just dove right in. No spouting out, “I’m not good at drawing.” or “I can’t do this.”

Page after page his imagination flew. Each drawing different. Dots, circles, mazes.

Right then I wanted to be like Jude.

No hesitation.

No procrastination.

No self-doubt.

Just do it.

More on: How to conquer procrastination

Here's my favorite book:

The Mark Twain saying goes: if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, then you’re done with the toughest thing for the day.

Eating that frog means tackling your most challenging task first thing. And sometimes it can also be the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

Author Brian Tracy breaks it down to 3 essentials:

  • Decision

  • Discipline

  • Determination

Then Tracy shows you how in 21 simple techniques.

3. Set a Reward for when you reach your goal

While eating my frog for breakfast, I have a cup of coffee - a scrumptious chai latte to be specific.

When do I get the second cup?

After I've eaten those frog(s). That's right. Having a 'reward' when I cross off that item(s) on my to-do list is just what I need to not procrastinate.

And since I only allow myself two cups a coffee a day this is a BIG treat!

I used to be a procrastinator.

You can stop being one, too.


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