In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill notes that procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer. There are any things that shelf for tomorrow mainly because were afraid of what might happen.
Whereas avoidance might bring temporary relief, we then realize that the burden of procrastination becomes heavier with time. We arrive at a situation where we have so many loose ends in your lives that we are practically overwhelmed especially in the mind. We feel stuck and drained.
Some of the ways to fight procrastination that have worked for me include:
- Come up with a clear goal, writing it down and develop a burning desire to achieve it
- Let your mind to be consumed by that goal all the time
- Listing down things that you want to achieve everyday towards meeting that goal and doing them starting with the most important
- Every time you feel like putting off something for later or tomorrow, refuse to succumb to that urge and just do the thing
- Take stock of your daily achievements and celebrate
The more you achieve, the better you feel and the more confidence you develop to achieve more
By Khami Chege