‘In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.’ Wikipedia.
Are you like me I wonder?
Sometimes far too easily distracted from the task in hand!
Remember this old saying? ‘Procrastination is the thief of time’
Do you recognise yourself in this video? I think it applies to most of us at one time or another.
We all know that to be successful in anything we are trying to achieve we must FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Successful.
For instance, this means that if you are working on marketing your business, pick just one strategy and concentrate on it until it’s working for you. Then move on to the next one.
But sometimes life gets in the way, as so aptly described in the video above.
So it is essential to
Avoid Procrastination And Plan For Your Online Business Success
I have found a great source of advice on how to beat procrastination to be Brian Tracy’s book – ‘Eat That Frog’.
His top tips include:
- WRITE out your goals and objectives
- PLAN every day in advance – think on paper. Schedule your day, allocating time slots to different tasks.
- APPLY the 80/20 rule – 20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results , so concentrate your efforts on that top 20%
- LEVERAGE your special talents – concentrate on what you are good at
- TAKE it one step at a time – that way you can complete the biggest of tasks
Most importantly JUST DO IT!
And why not congratulate yourself for a job well done and maybe give yourself a little reward when you have completed your tasks! You deserve it.
Running an online business can be a solitary task at times, and sometimes we all need a little support to help us overcome procrastination and ‘eat our frogs’.
That’s one of the reasons why the Six Figure Mentors is so fantastic. No only is the training second to none, the community is really supportive and friendly, and there are always people around on the live chat.
If you feel you need support, check out the Six Figure Mentors. I’m sure you won’t regret it!
Do you have any special tricks for beating procrastination?
Please do share in the comments box below.
To your success!