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When duty comes knocking at your gate, welcome him in; for if you bid him wait, he will depart only to come once more and bring seven others duties to your door, so said Edwin Markham. And for all us procrastinators out there, we know this is true. Right?
Have you ever thought about the price you have to pay for not taking action on your Important goals right now?
When you put off tomorrow what you should do today, you’ll probably put off tomorrow too. Ouch!
Because truth be told success comes to the man who does today what others were thinking of doing tomorrow.
It’s strange how it works out, but the lazier you get, the more you’re going to find excuses for not doing things and often postponing the things you should be getting done right away.
Here are 4 vital reasons you need to quit procrastinating now and start taking important action toward achieving your goals.
1. Procrastinating Makes Difficulties Grow
“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin
Not quitting procrastination in your life right now will only make more difficulties grow. If you try to dodge or postpone the things you should be doing right now, you will only end up creating more workload for yourself.
When you don’t start, your difficulties don’t stop. The longer you wait the larger the task becomes.
This can lead to more stress or make you feel overwhelmed. The solution is to attend to everything with the sense of urgency they deserve. In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.
Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grow.
2. Procrastinating Makes You Feel Lazy and Disorganized
“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, and productivity. You can be, too.” – Norman Vincent Peale
The bigger the task gets, the more unmotivated, disorganized, and lazier you’ll feel. The race is not for the swift but for those who keep running. One of the greatest ways to quit procrastination is not to always be so busy.
The trap of life is thinking that you always need to stay busy, that’s a trap. What’s important in life is not whether you’re busy all of the time but whether you’re making actual progress.
That can best be measured by the level of your productivity. To be productive simply means to be producing the results you want in your life.
Get it all together, get it done right now even if you feel lazy or unmotivated.
3. Procrastinating Makes You Feel More Fear
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
Not getting things done or taking effective steps toward your future can make you become fearful of the future. Most of the time, it can even be the fear of knowing that you should be doing it but you can’t figure out why you’re not doing it.
But the moment you start getting things done and accomplishing your goals every single day, you’ll begin to feel less fear and much happier.
4. Not Quitting Procrastination Is Like Throwing Your Life Away
Admit it; wasting time is wasting your life. A procrastinator doesn’t flow through life, instead, he pushes through it.
There are so many people on the move. People who are moving forward, backward, and sometimes moving on the same spot as they were yesterday.
Noise produces nothing. Often, a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as though she has laid an asteroid.
Edmund Burke warned: the cost of growth is always less than the cost of stagnation.
Don’t be the one who’s throwing their life away.And a really simple way to ensure this isn’t you, is to quit procrastinating now.
Anyone who brags about what he’s going to do tomorrow probably did the same yesterday.
Don’t allow great opportunities to be buried at the grave site of procrastination.
Do what is necessary, do your very best to quit procrastinating now. You can do that by practicing self-discipline. Doing little things like making your bed every morning, eating slowly and healthy exercising every day, and taking sufficient action toward achieving your dreams.
Carve out you happiest future, don’t just whittle away the time. Life is all too short to be wasted and too precious to be thrown away.