I got really sick of being a procrastinator one day. I mean really, I started to feel nauseous and icky. I started to feel embarrassed. Telling others what I’d done with my day or how this or that project was coming along felt bad. There was a lot of lying and hedging involved. I wasn’t proud of myself. Simply grabbing drinks with friends and telling them what I’d been up to that week became something I dreaded because it meant giving updates. I wasn’t proud of my updates. I didn’t have many. And it was all because I was a procrastinator. Every level of task in your life—from the menial to the passion projects—affects the others. You can’t do well on the big stuff if the little stuff is hanging over your head. You won’t get around to the little stuff if you’re stressed about the big stuff. The lack of organization across the board touches every part of your life. I needed to do something about it, personally. Maybe this can help you. Here are ways to stop being a procrastinator.
If you say the word “Tomorrow,” do it today
If you hear the words, “I’ll do this tomorrow” come out of your mouth, stop what you’re doing and do it today. If you say, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” then you know that’s something you don’t want to do. You won’t want to do it tomorrow, either, so do it now.