You Can’t Be a Successful Procrastinator

The things you keep “putting off” are the very things that don’t matter to you that much. If you keep putting off working out, it means that you don’t want to reach your goal body that bad. If you keep putting off starting that business, it means that you don’t want to start it that bad. If you keep putting off leaving that toxic relationship, it means that you like calamity over peace. Accept that you don’t want whatever “it” is that bad and stop trying to convince yourself otherwise because you can’t get closer to achieving your goals by lying to yourself about who you are

One more time for those in the back.

Accept that you don’t want whatever “it” is that bad and stop trying to convince yourself otherwise because you can’t get closer to achieving your goals by lying to yourself about who you are

You can’t be successful at anything while still holding on to your procrastinator ways. What does success look like to you? Is it time freedom? Is it financial wealth? Is it 2.5 kids and a house with the white picket fence? Whatever success looks like to you, I can guarantee that getting there will require effort, not laziness, dedication, not idleness, passion, not lukewarm interest. 

Lukewarm interest is what leads to procrastination. 

Don’t try to convince yourself that you’re interested in something your not. A true interest will make you delve into its every facet and enjoy it. You only procrastinate when you don’t like what you’re doing. Don’t spend a bulk of life doing things you have no interest in. Don’t become a carpenter because you come from a family of carpenters, when you really want to be a computer engineer. Don’t become an accountant because you feel like its safe, when you’d rather climb the Rockies. Handle your business but don’t be miserable while you do it; create a healthy balance.

When you procrastinate you tell yourself, “I could get closer to my goals by doing X, Y and Z but I’d rather be lazy. I’ll get to it, next week or next month or next year until eventually, I get to it never.” 

Successful people are attached to other adjectives like ambitious, resilient, determined, pioneering, not adjectives like indolent or slothful. What adjectives do you want people to use to describe you? How do you want to describe you? When people think of Miss Ikonic, I want them to mention my ambition first. What about you?


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