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No Procrastination – Pick Something and Do It!

It is terrific to learn to defeat procrastination by selecting the most important thing and doing that thing. Despite warnings to the contrary, every day, people put off until tomorrow things they should and could do today. This phenomenon is called procrastination. There are as many reasons for procrastination as there are procrastinators. Procrastination is the enemy of progress and the friend of failure. If there is something you want to get done, no matter what it is, stop procrastinating. One way to do that is to pick the most important task at the start of each day.

When you look at your to do list, if you are like most wives and mothers, the list is LONG, very long. Sometimes when you wake up and look at your to do list and your bedside clock, the list is so intimidating all you want to do is roll over, and pull the covers back up. Don’t feel bad about that, the feeling is not unique to you, it is a feeling that almost every person on the planet has felt at one time or another. Instead of going back under the covers, instead of ignoring it all, pick the most important thing on the list. Look at the list and figure out the one thing, the single most important thing that if you got that one thing done, you would feel like a success at the end of the day.
It’s your life, don’t clown around and don’t procrastinate. Pick the most important thing and do it!

Once you identify the one thing that will make you feel successful at the end of the day, take the steps necessary to get that one thing done.  As you are working, don’t worry about the rest of the list. Don’t have a pity party about the things you are not getting done, look only at the one most important thing you must do that day in order to feel better at the end of the day. Is there laundry all over the house and you have to do it before social services comes and takes the kids away? If so, do the laundry, scrape together leftovers for dinner and get the laundry done. Do you have a sponsored post that you must write or risk losing a great contact forever? If so, sit down and write that post, your readers can hear all about your great adventures doing something else later . Is there a proposal for a client you have been dreading and the deadline is fast approaching? Sit down, gut it out and get it done, you will feel better when the job is finished.

In conclusion, is terrific to learn to defeat procrastination by selecting the most important thing and doing that thing. So the question for you this terrific day is, what is the most important thing you need to take care of today?

Want to learn more? Here are a few books to get you started. These books are affiliate links. This means I may earn money if you purchase a book using one of the links listed here.

Janeane Davis

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  • Great advice! I usually have so much to do that I get overwhelmed and hardly anything gets done

  • It's so easy to procrastinate, especially with all of the beautiful weather that we've been enjoying lately. You are right - it is important to set priorities and do what has to be done!

  • I'm horrible about procrastinating. I'm actually procrastinating going and filming videos right now :/

  • Definitely a great plan. It's so important to not procrastinate.

  • I only just need an assistant, everything is important :)

  • Very true because when your procrastinate you don't get things done. Like what the saying says, don't wait for tomorrow what you can do today.

  • Sometimes it's the "taking the steps" part that makes the whole thing really difficult. Procrastination is what I battle every day! Such a great post this is!

  • I find I procrastinate most with house work - my LEAST favorite thing to do.

  • I love this! Literally, we can avoid procrastination if we don't let ourselves to fall into... I was been procrastinating and decided one day to finished everything, and I did which made me so proud of myself. :)

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