5 Steps to Get Out of Your Own Way #YearOfDO
As a dyed in the wool procrastinator and reformed quitter, here are some tips that work for me NOW.
These are good tips whether it be an athletic goal, a diet, a job search or an educational challenge. Copy them today, because as one procrastinator to another, you won’t do it tomorrow.
1. Create a genuine Intention.
Generate a “WHY” before you embark on a endeavor because that “feeling” or “motive” will drive the action that follows.
2. Make a Plan, Surrender Control & Avoid Complaining.
If you are spending more time complaining than stretching yourself, you are missing the experience. There are no guarantees for anything in Life. If you allow change in, you may become someone you didn’t see was possible.
3. Focus on the task ahead.
Thoughts are not things. If you choose to give a safe harbor to self-defeating thoughts, you will trip yourself up in the present and block your vision of the future. Who you are today is not an indication of what you can be.
4. Surround yourself with TRUE supporters.
A supporter is someone who believes in you and your ability. (S)he is also a tough minded, compassionate and fair friend in the truest sense. This person holds you accountable to your greatness and calls you out on your smallness. A supporter wants you to succeed because when you win, they win.
5. Remember Life is a Marathon.
If you remember you are in the game for the long haul, it helps give you perspective. Each challenge can begin to feel bite sized.
No one has ever left this planet perfect and no one will. Don’t do your best. Strive for excellence and you will always get the best result.