The Assassination Procrastination Project

If you are anything like me,you have battled the destructive disease of procrastination.   

A deadly ill indeed, this dream killer is often associated with false feeding demons of doubt. It is the worst kind of self-sabotage known to any imaginative mind, and begs an antibiotic which successfully solves the symptoms of delaying your delightful destiny.“Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” ~ Edward Irving

Stop the Insanity!

Do you suffer symptoms of procrastination?

  1.  I’m just waiting for the perfect time to start.
  2. I hate doing this, I’ll just wait until tomorrow.
  3. I just don’t know where to begin, I am feeling so stressed and overwhelmed.
  4. This is just beyond my ability to ever finish.
  5. If I can’t do it perfectly, it isn’t worth doing.

If you answered yes to any of these, and have decided there is a better way to live your life, read on.

Take your procrastination medicine.

You don’t need Mary Popins to tell you, “A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down,” so here’s three terrific tips to sweeten your motivation to end procrastination.

  1. Feel the Fruit of Finishing:
    Enter the classroom of silence. Visualize the result of continuing to procrastinate on your target issue. How do you feel? Invigorated or depleted? Energized or empty? Now, visualize finishing your task at hand. How does your head and heart feel now? Do you feel lighter, brighter and more happy? Thinking and feeling the result of your two choices – to procrastinate or not to procrastinate – is a quick and easy way to identify what choice to choose.
  2. Keep your Image of Completion Front and Center:
    A picture is worth a thousand words, and finding an image of the feeling you experienced in your visualization of completing your task at hand, is key. A magazine photo, card, or stick figure will do, just make sure it consistently ignites the positive feeling you want to achieve. Strategically place this picture in places you will see throughout your day, and trust the process to unfold. You can read more about this effort I call ‘successful sabotage’ by clicking here.
  3. Spiral Down the Solution into Small Successes:
    Don’t get stuck in the over-thinking it muck. What are the small things you need to accomplish to achieve the big thing? Break it down, and then break it down into smaller more manageable efforts again. Don’t be attached or overly concerned with your main goal, simply focus on the success of completing the small task at hand in this present moment. Do each step well along the way, and before you know it, the entire journey will be complete!

Celebrate the Baby Steps You Take Along the Way!

Ultimately, you have to love yourself enough to know you are worth the effort! The world needs you, and getting things done which helps you be your best, can have a domino effect to help others be their best too.

If you plant only ‘If’s” and “someday’s” in your garden of life today, don’t be surprised when “nothing” is all that grows tomorrow. Planting seeds of “completion” today,  confidently guarantees you will inevitably grow a happy future of sunshine smiles in all your tomorrows.

“You may delay, but time will not.” ~Benjamin Franklin

 
 
Deb Scott, BA, CPC
Deb is Author of the 2 x National Award Winning Book The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue – turning your upside down world right side up!, a Certified Professional Coach at Discover the Amazing YOU! Coaching, and host of the hit new Best People We Know Show! On Blog Talk Radio. Self Help Radio.
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Motion Magic!

Does “getting there” sometimes seem impossible? A dream just a grasp too far to reach?

Maybe you want to: Boost your confidence; Get rid of depression; Manage healthier boundaries; Overcome Fear; Live happier.

One way you can always overcome the struggle is to get into motion. Why?

YOU Keep On Going!

Once you put the action ahead of the feeling, you will begin to create momentum towards whatever the goal is you seek.

Think of a car. When you are stopped in park, it is nearly impossible to turn the steering wheel and move the tires in any direction.

But, if you start the engine and begin to move the car down the highway, you are easily able to move the steering wheel and subsequently the tires, with the twist of your wrist!

Did the car change? Did you change? No. What did change?

The car was put into motion with you in it. The key ingredient which changed the equation was “motion.”

How can you apply this to your life towards attaining success in it? Get into motion towards your goal.

Write down on a piece of paper what the end result of the goal is. Not just what it is, but what it does for you that is an ultimate greater good.

For example; maybe you want to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group so you can deliver your message better.  This in turn helps your audience understand more effectively, which in turn assists them in their implementation of the message. This is your purest ultimate goal.

If you had already achieved this goal,  who would you be associating with? What would you be talking about? When and where would you be doing these things?

Now you can write down what getting into motion would look and feel like, and begin by doing.

Perhaps your first motion is to speak in front of the mirror to yourself.  Then it may be speaking in front of a friend.  You may also want to watch a video of a speaker teaching you how to speak clearly and effectively.  You might sprinkle successful sabotage notes to yourself around your house, to keep the motion flowing.

Whatever it is, begin to get into motion doing it, and detach from the result.

Focus on staying in motion for a pre-determined time every day, and allow the process to unfold.

Motion is your  magic potion, and it tastes oooohhh so good! 

Bon appetite!

Resisting Resistance

Why do we always seem to resist the very thing we want most? What is up with that?

You Can Do It!

Resistance manifests itself in many ugly ways, none of them helpful towards creating a full life you can love.

Let’s look at three top ways resistance can manifest itself, and how to transform these obstacles into stepping stones.

1. Procrastination-

This is huge. We often resist our own greatness by procrastinating. It always seems the top of the refrigerator needs to dusted, the windows washed, or the car cleaned, right when you plan on attacking one of your top priorities. This sabotage against success keeps you hostage, blocking your most creative self from engaging the world.,

2. Addictions-

Addictions can also be a form of resistance in that they suffocate your true self with a person, place, or thing, instead of keeping the focus on what you really want. Recognizing this addiction is only counterfeit happiness, is key.

3. Busyness-

Ever said, “I just don’t have time for that?” This is really not true, because we all make time for the things we want to do, not necessarily what we need to do. Staying busy in a drama king/queen life, only masks what you authentically desire to be busy with. So how do you transform these forms of resistance into platforms which spring board you into valuable action/results? Here is a winning equation to write down, and post where you can see it regularly.

Awareness + Acceptance = Action

You must first be aware you are resisting something of your own free will. Once you are aware you are doing this to yourself, you can accept it is happening, and you want to stop the behavior. Once you accept it is your choice to resist, you understand it is also your choice to stop revisiting. This can lead to a new action. A new action which results in getting your desire accomplished.

Laughter is a great medicine of the mind without side effects.

When you catch yourself resisting, laugh at yourself and admit, “There I go again!” When you bring resistance out in the open, you remove any power it has over you.

Resistance can be a positive road sign to motivate you to a higher level of creative expression, success, and a transformation.  A sure seal your best self is on it’s way.  Name it and claim it!

Don't Give Up 5 Minutes Before The Miracle!