Have you thought about what has stopped you from living the life you dream of? If that question was asked to a large crowd, the overwhelming response would probably be financial restrictions, when in fact the real reason is typically procrastination. There are many factors that contribute to procrastination. Studies have shown that procrastination is primarily fear-driven. Fear of conflict, failure, judgement, and most of all, fear of the unknown. Below are a few tips to help you overcome procrastination.
Deactivate Destructive Thinking: When you think of a task, pay attention to the thought that comes to mind that mentally prohibits you from believing you can do it. You can start by dedicating five minutes before starting your day, and say something positive to yourself. As you progress, you will notice the fear decreases when you approach a small or large task.
Put it in Writing: To begin, narrow down what you are targeting to achieve, then write it down. This helps bring visualization to what you want to get done. If you are a visual person, bring your ideas to life by creating a Dream Board.
Dedication: Being dedicated means you should commit to your goals. To identify your commitment, you must recognize the purpose. Find the meaning behind the mission you are pursuing, and work every day towards them. You will face obstacles that will present themselves on your journey; but with dedication and commitment, great accomplishments can be seen.