Defeating the Procrastination Cycle

It is so easy to fall into the procrastination cycle and put off tomorrow what we need to do today.  And when we continue this cycle, it can lead to inaction, depression and lack of motivation.

I’ve done it, as I am sure you have too.  But how do we break the cycle?

Setting goals are one way that is very effective. I’ve written articles on S.M.A.R.T. goals previously, but a good friend and business coach, Wendy Kause, wrote the following article that I would like to share here:

How Do You Crush Procrastination?Defeating the Procrastination Cycle

If you were to set daily Activity Goals the outcome would look and feel much different….

Activity Goal Setting

  • Create your Why – Before setting goals – uncover the true Reason for it first
  • Prepare for the Goal – In extreme detail list all the steps and tools needed for the goal
  • Take Action – Purchase all tools, schedule each step and physically prepare all items needed
  • Do it – Now begin the process – utilizing all the prepared lists/schedules/tools
  • Review and re-align Daily – Journal and review every day, your wins, losses and make adjustments as needed and celebrate wins – EVERY DAY…

Break It Down!

You can apply this process to Sales Goals, Personal Goals, Business Goals or even Project Goals.  If you break whatever it is you wish to accomplish down into smaller parts, those parts are much easier to accomplish and feel as if you made traction, each and every day.

I read somewhere thinking about writing a book is nearly impossible. But thinking about writing a chapter is doable.  If you created a goal to write a chapter a week, you’ll have four chapters done by the end of your first month.  However, to sit and start writing a 20 or 30 chapter book is daunting and seems impossible.

If you take one step at a time and break your goal down into daily activities, you not only have the opportunity to celebrate your successes each and every day, but you will have created a system, should you stumble, to help you to pick yourself back up and get back at it again tomorrow.  In addition, you have the chance to make any necessary adjustments along the way!…

Check out my friend Wendie, her website and services yourself by reading the complete article: How Do You Crush Procrastination?

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