05 Jan How to Overcome Procrastination
One thing that holds so many people back from getting their creative project out in the world is…
In this video, I’m talking about how to overcome it.
The first thing is this: You have to recognize it for what it is.
Procrastination is simply fear…
resistance to doing something is fear.
Underneath all the intellectual excuses, it’s fear.
Recognize it for what it is.
The next thing: face it.
Be willing to face it head on rather than distracting yourself in a million different ways, whatever that looks like for you.
It could be going and cleaning the bathroom…
or getting all the laundry done.
Maybe it’s, “I’m going to just go golf or shop” (instead of doing whatever that thing is).
It’s all the busy work that shows up in your business, rather than taking the action that you know that’s going to get you the results that you’re looking for.
So face into it and ask yourself,
“Is there anything that I have not directly faced about it?”
That’s where I want you to tune in, face in.
Next, accept it as it is. Accept it for what it is.
If it’s, ” I’m not taking the steps forward on this project,” okay.
Accept it without judgment.
Just let it be as it is.
Then determine what it is that you really do want.
What is it that you want?
Do you want to get that project out?
Do you want to get through that pile of paper?
Do you actually want to get that report written?
If so, move onto this: Choose your next action.
Just decide what your next measurable baby step can be.
Is it writing an outline?
Is it taking the first piece of paper off that pile and facing into that?
Whatever it is, take your next action, or at least decide what it will be…
and decide by when.
The last thing is to get some accountability.
Have someone hold you accountable.
Tell someone, so that you can report back to them and let them know it’s done.
It can be very simple…a really small baby step.
When you start taking those small baby steps and facing in repeatedly, you build momentum…
and then you really get a big push forward.
- Recognize it for what it is.
- Face directly into it.
- Accept it as it is.
- Determine what it is that you want to create
- Then choose your next measurable baby step
- Get accountability. Let someone know by when you will accomplish it, just a baby step, and then you’ll build momentum.
Now I want to hear from you. How do you move through procrastination? If you’ve tried this, did it work? Did it help? I love to hear – leave a comment below, and let me know.
Remember, you’re always creating.
Even when you’re procrastinating, you’re creating.
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