Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination

| January 20, 2020

Is it really possible to overcome putting something off for tomorrow what we know should get done today? With the right motivation, we can move forward to accomplish the tasks that we have in front of us and not get lost in the winding spiral of procrastination.

Procrastination: “the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline.” As many of our planning clients know, a large part of my job is to follow up on any designated “action items” that are on our client to-do lists. With timely and strategic reminders on your Action items, you can be assured someone is watching your back and keeping you accountable to get things done!

One of the best tools to push yourself beyond pro­crastination, especially if it is something that will require a lot of money or time, is to break your task into very small pieces. And, each small piece you finish not only moves you forward but shows you that what once seemed to loom over your head is being accomplished one step at a time.

The ability to prioritize is highly important in terms of achieving your goal. It helps you to identify and focus only on the essential tasks. It frees you from falling into procrastination or getting distracted by less important tasks.

As far as your tasks with FFG, know I will be con­tacting you at some point with my “gentle nudge” to see if you have made progress on your action tasks. And if you are really stuck or stubborn, I can always bring out the cattle prod for motivation….as the Nike ad used to say: JUST DO IT!!