I used to be the queen of procrastination. I used to have all of these lofty ideas about what I wanted to do and achieve. It all seemed so lovely. And SO far away from where I was.
The truth is, when we set goals, we look at where we are now and where we want to be and the gap between seems insurmountable. This leads to feeling overwhelmed, not ‘good enough’, procrastination and, ultimately, failure.
There is, however, a simple antidote.
Warning: this antidote will create massive amounts of change and cause you to achieve your goals much sooner than expected. Use with caution (and by caution I mean every chance you get.)
The fact of the matter is, as much as we crave confidence and feelings of self-assuredness, we don’t get zapped with those fuzzy feelings if we are sitting back doing nothing. We only feel confidence when we are facing what we are afraid of.
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We can only feel smarter when we do something smart.
So this is a call-to-arms, ladies. It’s time to take action! And here are my top tips for getting sh*t done:
Block time out in your diary for your tasks. 9am – brainstorm business names. 6pm – meditate for 10 minutes. Because if it’s not scheduled, it ain’t gonna happen!
Stick to small and consistent steps. This helps to build and maintain momentum. You will then create a snowball effect, and before you know it, you’ll be unstoppable.
Get a coach who can keep you on track with your goals and be the honest feedback when you slip back into old patterns. My clients really appreciate the support they get from me in going for their goals. I believe that their success is also my success.
Give yourself a reward when you follow through with something. Acknowledge yourself in a fun and exciting way when you are taking action. Don’t wait for the result to pat yourself on the back.
Every so often look at what steps you are taking. What is working and what isn’t working? Then, it’s simple: do more of what’s working and stop doing what isn’t.
That’s it. Stop reading and start taking action.
Your first action step, write in the comments below what you are going to commit to this week. And remember – you CAN do it!