Once you start learning and acquiring different and valuable information, you have to take action and put it into practice. Taking massive action means making your goal or the act of accomplishing that goal your duty, obligation, and responsibility. It means taking full ownership of your problems, mistakes, and failures and doing all you possibly can to rectify them. Don’t delay action, this will keep away the results you are craving, your dream life.
Most people have acquired one dangerous habit: procrastination. Delaying what they know they have to do. Be aware and don’t allow procrastination to become a habit in your life, it will have terrible consequences such as:
- Procrastination destroys your self-esteem. You get the feeling you’ve been trying to accomplish something for too long, therefore, you start having doubts about your own ability to getting things done. You stop trusting yourself.
- Inaction strengthens fears and destroys confidence.
- People who delay things, lose valuable time in life. Soon they realize it’s been months or years and nothing has changed in their lives.
Be careful about procrastinating and letting it become a habit. Warren Buffet said, “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken”.
To make changes, you need to know where you are standing right now. Make a short diagnose asking yourself if you do at least 4 of the following and find out if you have already become a procrastinator:
Time VS Priority Management.
Many people know this as time management issues, but to clear up the concept, you can’t manage time. Time will go by at the same pace whether you manage it or not. The only thing we can manage is the priorities and activities we do in a specific amount of time or a defined hour.
Procrastinators have trouble managing priorities in time.
For example, they usually wake up late and “program” important activities for later in the afternoon or night. At the end of the day, once more, those activities have to be “reprogramed” for the next day.
This happens mainly because procrastinators have a difficulty in organizing their priorities, defining when is time to work and when is time to rest or have fun. They don’t have certainty when to start working combined with the sensation of having enough time, so they have a hard time getting anything done.
Since important activities are constantly delayed, they don’t comply with their commitments, so they are easily stressed out.
In an attempt to calm themselves from the stress produced by a disorganized life, combined with the belief of incapability to accomplish anything that they pursue, they can easily fall down for any kind of addiction. Eating or drinking are some examples of addictions developed to escape from stress and to avoid doing the eternal to-do list.
Although they are always excited to start new projects, when things get complicated, procrastinators usually give up. They leave things unconcluded; for them is easier to get away from something by quitting than finishing it.
They get used to time pressure. As they leave things for later, when they must do something, usually is close to a deadline.
Although procrastinators live always in a hurry, they normally get late to appointments and fail to comply with their liabilities.
Experts in finding distractions.
Social media becomes their number one occupation.
Any chore is a priority, is enough excuse to delay things once again.
The only chance you get to change your future is taking massive action in the present day. If you are not taking massive action today, your result in the future will not change by itself.