7 Essential Reasons You Need to Quit Procrastinating Now
When duty comes knocking at your gate, welcome him in; for if you bid him wait, he will depart only to come once more and bring seven others duties to your door.
Have you ever thought about the price you have to pay for not taking action on your Important goals right now?
When you put off tomorrow what you should do today, you’ll probably put off tomorrow too.
Success comes to the man who does today what others were thinking of doing tomorrow.
The lazier you get, the more you’re going to find excuses for not doing things and often postponing the things you should be getting done right away.
Here are 7 reasons you need to quit procrastinating now and start taking important action toward achieving your goals.
Ready to know what they are?
1. Procrastination Makes Difficulties Grow
“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin
Not quitting procrastination in your life right now will only make more difficulties grow. If you try to dodge or postpone the things you should be doing right now, you will only end up creating more workload for yourself.
When you don’t start, your difficulties don’t stop. The longer you wait the larger the task becomes.
This can lead to more stress or make you feel overwhelmed. The solution is to attend to everything with the sense of urgency they deserve. In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.
Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grow.
2. Procrastination Slows Down Your Progress
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln.
Can I be blunt with you for a moment? You won’t make any progress if you often find yourself procrastinating. Food doesn’t come to those who wait for it.
If you find yourself often stuck, not making much progress in life, perhaps it’s time to bring awareness to your daily activities.
In other to quit procrastinating. Write down the things you should have achieved but you didn’t. Now write down the reason for not being able to accomplish such tasks… you will discover that it’s your inability to engage in constant action toward achieving such goals.
Solution? Write down everything you could start doing right now to move you forward toward achieving those tasks. Start by taking little steps; steps of faith, see the miracle you’ll experience and the progress you’ll make.
3. Procrastination Makes You Feel Lazy and Disorganized
“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, and productivity. You can be, too.” – Norman Vincent Peale
The bigger the task gets, the more unmotivated, disorganized, and lazier you’ll feel. The race is not for the swift but for those who keep running. One of the greatest ways to quit procrastination is not to always be so busy.
The trap of life is thinking that you always need to stay busy, that’s a trap. What’s important in life is not whether you’re busy all of the time but whether you’re making actual progress.
That can best be measured by the level of your productivity. To be productive simply means to be producing the results you want in your life.
Get it all together, get it done right now and quit procrastinating even if you feel lazy or unmotivated.
4. Procrastination Makes One Lack the Sense Of Responsibility
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Napoleon Hill
People who can’t quit procrastination can’t take responsibility. Their greatest strengths are making excuses and blaming others for their shortcomings.
The first step to quitting procrastination is to eliminate all excuses of not taking action and start taking responsibility even when things go wrong.
For the next 30 days, practice writing down all the excuses and complaints you make. Start taking responsibility for those shortcomings and see how improved your life gets.
5. Procrastination Makes You Become Your Biggest Obstacle
“The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.” Heywood Broun.
A man’s greatest enemy is himself. At least that’s what Dan Moody meant when he said: “I have never met a man who gave me as much trouble as myself.”
The first and biggest win you can experience is to conquer yourself. Reflect on the traits that make you procrastinate. Is it that you’re overweight? Are you filled with the fear of the unknown? Are you ready for the next stage of your life?
Realize that your biggest obstacle is you and the time to act is now.
If you want to quit procrastinating quickly, you must stay out of your own way.
6. Procrastination Makes You Feel More Fear
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Not getting things done or taking effective steps toward your future can make you become fearful of the future. Most of the time, it can even be the fear of knowing that you should be doing it but you can’t figure out why you’re not doing it.
But the moment you start getting things done and accomplishing your goals every single day, you’ll begin to feel less fear and much happier.
7. Not Quitting Procrastination Might Waste Your Life
Admit it; wasting time is wasting your life. A procrastinator doesn’t flow through life, instead, he pushes through it.
There are so many people on the move. People who are moving forward, backward, and sometimes nowhere.
Noise produces nothing. Often, a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as though she has laid an asteroid.
Edmund Burke warned: the cost of growth is always less than the cost of stagnation.
Don’t waste your life and the best way to ensure that you don’t is to quit procrastinating now. Anyone who brags about what he’s going to do tomorrow probably did the same yesterday.
Don’t allow great opportunities to be buried at the grave site of procrastination. Do what is necessary, your very best to quit procrastinating now.
You can do that by practicing self-discipline, making your bed every morning, eating slow and healthy, exercising every day, and taking sufficient action toward achieving your dreams.
Carve out a future, don’t just whittle away the time.