I am sharing some very practical and inspiring advice on how to break through your procrastination which will help you build the success you need to get where you want to be. Whether it’s a more meaningful existence, 10 lbs lighter, scaling your business growth or meeting the mate of your dreams. Whatever you want in life, you can have it faster if you create a stronger call-to-action.
Tragic Loss Forces You To Move
What you are going to do is simulate natural occurrences before they actually happen. You see, when life throws you a fast and furious curve ball and disastrous things happen, a strong sense of urgency is created. Decisions have to be made and you must act, no matter what. You were let go from work, hit hard by the flu, heart-broken by your cheating ex., things change fast and in an instant, and so you must.
Fabricating a Sense of Urgency and Creating An Enormous Call to Action
Here are a few ways in which you will find success in recreating (that is on purpose) a “mock” sense of urgency, a manufactured moment when your priorities become paramount, which will help you break through to change and create the life you really want.
Once you stop wasting energy fabricating excuses, you can start spending energy creating victories.
Do something that makes it impossible for you to change your plans and go back to the situation you were in before. Break up with the bastard, donate those donuts to a food kitchen, tell your boss your leaving at 6 pm to get to the gym because your health matters.
Create a Very Frightening Story
Go ahead, make a really frightening movie in your mind about what will happen in the future if you continue to smoke two packs a day, day-to-night drink every weekend or eat another slice of dollar pizza at your desk. What will fall to pieces? What will your bad habits drive you to if you don’t make this change?
Louis C.K. practices throwing out all of his best material each year, challenging himself to create better stand up material. Reframe your ambitions with a beginner’s mind.
Ask Yourself Ambitious Questions
What would I do with that five thousand dollar raise I’m going to ask for? Where will I vacation after we hit the million customer mark? What would I create if I had better PhotoShop skills?
No Plan B with a Hard Deadline
You just don’t have one because retreat isn’t an option. Similar to burning the boats but with more deliberate intention. The pain of action is nothing compared to what if feels like to quit. Setting a painfully precise hard deadline holds you accountable and helps keep you from distraction and confusion about your goals.
Do you have any tips to add to this list? What have you tried to spark action in your life? If so, please share it. I would love to hear from you.
You have a really strong point of view that make everything seem more vivid. I love it, to be honest, I’ve read countless procrastination articles and I’ve written one my self, and I find that to be amazing because it has that wake-up-call tone into it. I don’t know if you understand what I mean, all I’m saying is that it’s great! Keep it up
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totally understand what you are saying. The reinforcement is wonderful. We always need it.
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love the way you presented your points, it made it easier to comprehend…
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