Paula | teampaula
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2 years ago


Sep 19th 2010 at 2:09 PM
I have heard a few motivational speakers, but the ones who really interest me the most do not focus on money and success, they are mentors. Instead they guide you to understand your unique identity and purpose in life. One motto that some of these inspirational speakers pass on is “Do it now!’ It takes just as much energy avoiding something as it does to do it. Procrastination saps power; completion gives relief. So, are you a procrastinator? Then you are defeating yourself before you started. Stop it, stop it now and start by just doing one little thing at a time, whatever it might be. Then challenge yourself to tackle the big things as you regain confidence and belief in your ability to do it. I looked up the definition of procrastination in wikipedia and this is what it said. “Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxietyassociated with starting or completing any task or decision. Schraw, Wadkins, and Olafson have proposed three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying. Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder.” Listen some of us are just plan lazy and some of us might have a psychological disorder. It doesn’t matter why you do it, all that matters is that you address it. And keep these words or motto with you the next time you put something off! JUST DO IT AND DO IT NOW! On another note, I have embraced online marketing and it really is fun, but at times it seems burdensome. So, I will be saying to myself this new motto. What about you will you give yourself some pep talk? Don’t miss out on something that you can do, you can learn and perhaps you can profit from, whether financially or in personal growth! It’s easy to procrastinate and leave good deeds undone, But such a course will bring regrets when life’s short race is run–anon
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Nov 13th 2010 at 12:55 AM by CynthiaMinnaar
Hi Paula - great article - yes I am a great believer in "Just do it now". I have trained myself to do the things I don't really want to do or like to do first thing in the morning to get them out the way and it is amazing the relief it gives to know that they are done!

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