“What is your advice on procrastination? When I work out my mind tells me that it is bored, you don’t feel good, do this later, do something else more important now and all the self-help talk won’t help me. This habit also affects other areas of my life. I start a lot of things and complete about 70%-80% of the work, then I quit. I realize I have a problem moving from beginner level to intermediate level or to make things into a habit because I always look for the next things or worry about what people think of me. Psychologically, I do things to impress people even when people not in my life and I have a hard time letting go and accepting myself.”
To be honest, when I first got into the fitness industry I was in love with it but after a few years and hitting a ceiling that I didn’t know how to get beyond, I started partying and going back to old bad habits. I knew I needed to do something, I was disorganized and unprofessional. I knew I had to work on the business part to get to the next level but I would constantly put off studying business although I knew it was important.
A lot of us can relate to that. We start things and then quit or we don’t start at all. To beat procrastination and ultimately become your best self here are 7 Powerful Ways to End Procrastination Today:
- Write down your goals and give yourself a deadline
- Break your goals into small pieces and focus on the slight edge principle
- Visualize the future you want
- Use fear to motivate you
- Build accountability
- Reward your progress
- Build a habit of taking action
I also recommend that anyone dealing with procrastination read, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
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