You and I could blame other people all day for our failures, hurts and setbacks. We only grow when we examine ourselves and realize we often sabotage and block our own blessings and success. We procrastinate for many reasons; self-doubt, boredom, fear of failure, perfectionism, lack of discipline and focus, being unprepared, feeling unworthy, pride, and shame.
These feelings alone don’t necessarily lead to procrastination. What tips the scales is going after your goals or tackling a task alone with no one to help you and no one to cheer you on.
You might think you are lazy or lack faith and confidence. The real hindrance is loneliness and lack of accountability. The way to overcome loneliness-based procrastination is to enlist the support of other people.
Jogging buddies, college study groups and self-help recovery groups understand the secret of accountability and encouragement. If you are tired of your own excuses and really want to see results this year, ask for support.
Allow me to share with YOU some solutions and accountability to help you stay the course and see results this year!
Do you have a desire to:
. lose weight/have more energy/better health
. find employment
. increase your faith
. stay clean and sober
. complete your paperwork
. de-cluttering your office/garage/home
. overcome depression
. save money/get out of debt
. get out of an abusive relationship
. write your book, finish your project or start your business
. discover your life purpose
. heal from being stuck in grief, shame and depression
Come out of isolation. Let go of pride. Create a partnership. Be accountable to a friend, family member, life coach (like me), your co-worker, mentor, your Bible Study group, etc. Procrastination is a thief.