Are you a… procrastinator? As this new season kicks off, maybe you have a lot of things you want to accomplish that you’ve been putting off for a while.

It is so easy to make excuses for not actually getting anything done – almost TOO easy, right? You can always “get to it tomorrow” or “after you feel better” or “when you’ve got more time” or whatever other new excuse happens to pop into your head.

Procrastination can result from feeling overwhelmed, a fear of failure or just plain ol’ disorganization. But it can also come from indecision, lack of vision or divided focus. A lot of people claim to do their best work “under pressure”… could that be you? Unfortunately, procrastination and pressure lead to mental fatigue, stress, anxiety, fear and defeat. And that keeps you stuck!

Procrastinating might help you get by for a little while, but it does NOT help you move forward and WON’T lead you down the path to success. Only one thing beats procrastination… TAKING ACTION!

If you happen to suffer from chronic procrastination, try these steps to inspire action and achieve success.

Step 1: Create a vision. A leading cause of procrastination is failing to have a clear vision. When you lack vision, it leaves room for all those little excuses and indecisiveness to take over.

Step 2: Take action. Decision and action leave no room for procrastination. When you make a decision and follow it up with action, success happens!

Step 3: Celebrate your sprouts. Once the seeds are planted, stay motivated by celebrating your sprouts. It can be easy to go back to your old ways, after achieving some degree of success. Instead of focusing on the degree of your success, find motivation from any and ALL progress. Those sprouts will mature into a crop someday! If neglect them, they WILL wither and die.

The ultimate step you can take is to decide what kind of life you want to live. If you continue to sow into chronic procrastination, you will reap a life full of stress with little success – and a lot of worry lines – to show for it. If you want to sow seeds of success, act NOW – not later!

We live in a world bombarded by distractions. As if procrastination weren’t a big enough issue, being surrounded by social media and email, with your cell phone glued to your hand… are all “busy work” consuming your time. And if you don’t direct your time, it will so easily get sucked-up into those other places, leading to yet another source of procrastination.

What lifestyle choices are you “planting” today… fear, inaction, stress? Or new ones of vision, productivity and success? Please leave your comments for me below, and take the extra 30 seconds to share today’s message with your family and friends!

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