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Procrastination Kills

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Dreams, Plans, Procrastination, Work | 0 comments

Procrastinate – To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. To postpone or delay needlessly. From the Latin procrastinare. Pro – forward, crastinus – of tomorrow. 

What are you putting off until tomorrow? Are you waiting until the right time to start your own business? Get married? Have children? What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams now? You are. You are listening to that voice in your head that says, “You’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough.” Take control of the voice in your head. Start telling yourself you are good enough. You are smart enough. You are pretty enough. 

I used to work in nursing homes. I can’t tell you how many times I sat across from a patient who regrets waiting too long. They got trapped in the belief that there is always tomorrow. Some waited too long to settle down. Some waited too long to have children. Others never pursued their dreams because life got in the way. Newsflash…Life always gets in the way. You will always have that bill that needs to get paid. Kids need braces. The car breaks down. You lose your job. Things happen. Don’t let that be an excuse to keep procrastinating. Get off your butt and get to work. Start laying the groundwork today so you can get that promotion, or start your own business. Stop thinking you have to know everything to get started. We live in a world of Google, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. If you don’t know something, trust me someone has a blog or video about it. And you can probably reach out to them on Facebook or Twitter. 

Remember that you only have 6 months left in 2013. It’s time to stop procrastinating and take one step forward. And continue stepping until you reach your goal. 

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6 Months Left

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Dreams, Fears, Focus, Goals, Plans | 0 comments

It’s July 2013. Six months have passed since the beginning of the year. Chances are you started 2013 with good intentions. You had goals of losing weight, starting a new career, or spending more time with family. Then something happened. Life happened. You got distracted. You lost focus. Now it’s time to regroup, to get back in the game.

You say you had goals for this year, but did you have a plan? Goals without plans are dreams. Dreams are nice, but ethereal. A plan makes things concrete. You probably didn’t tell anyone about your goals. Or if you did, you didn’t have someone who was willing to hold you accountable when you were getting off track. Change that right now. Find a trusted friend, one who is honest and doesn’t mind calling you out when you get off track.

You have 6 months left in 2013. Six months to come up with a plan and execute accordingly. Six months to face your fears. Six months to take that leap of faith. Six months to make the changes you need to make. Six months to make it count. Let’s go!

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