By Jeff Drake
Would you agree with this statement?: All 3, Santa, Abe and Lee are/were very, very good at taking action, overcoming obstacles and getting the job done. Procrastination wasn’t a disease they succumbed to, that’s for sure! I don’t know about you, but why do so many people, (myself included at times) remain controlled by and their dreams and potential limited by procrastination??? It can be a pretty complex subject to analyze on a broad scale. However, for most people that “let” it control them, the solution is really pretty simple; when your reasons to take action are more powerful than your excuses, guess what… you take action! Procrastination crushed!
So what’s the item in your life that deep down you’d really like to tackle? To finally take action on? Something that’s deeply meaningful to you? Something that likely makes you uncomfortable to think about doing, but you know you want to do and more important for your own fulfillment in life, you need to do?! Try this; Write it down on the top of a blank piece of paper…then use Ben Franklin’s method….draw a line down the middle of the page and on the left write down the reasons to do it and on the right list the reasons not to do it. We all know about Ben’s strategy, but do you ever really do it? Here’s what James Allen, author of “As a Man Thinketh” said, “Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?” Now you’ve just spent a couple minutes reading this blog, so why not just get the paper out right now and spend a few more minutes and do this and have yourself a nice little Merry Christmas Breakthrough! I hope you got value from this and it’s helpful…it sure is for me! Share and like this if you did! Have a Great Day!
Here are a few quotes from my list of “60 Procrastination Crushers”. Get the complete list for free by subscribing to my blog:
“You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” Walt Disney
“Everyone must choose one of the TWO PAINS: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” Jim Rohn
Special “Thank You” to Jackson Drake (my 8th grade son) for creating the thumbnail image for this post!