"The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started."
-- Dawson Trotman
Procrastination seriously drains our energy and our morale. What is left undone nags at you. Take a look at what you're avoiding. How aware of it are you? Does it really need to be done? If so, then do it. Take action!
Have you ever wondered why you procrastinate? You try to do everything by the book to complete a task, but when the time comes to actually do it, you get distracted.
Here are the two things within our brain that motivate us to get up and get things done:
- Dopamine - Our brain is flooded with dopamine when we’re doing something new, fun or exciting. It’s the excitement of the task that motivates us.
- Adrenaline - Our brain is flooded with adrenaline when we wait until the very last minute to get something done. It’s the urgency of the task that motivates us.
In other words, we’re either motivated by excitement or urgency...
When we procrastinate, we rely entirely on adrenaline (or urgency) for motivation. This leads to stress and poor performance.
To beat procrastination, it helps to figure out ways to make a task flood our brains with dopamine. What are some ways in which you can turn mundane things into something that’s new, fun, or exciting?
"How soon not now, becomes never." -- Martin Luther
Are you a dreamer or a doer? Feed your subconscious with suggestions and messages of achievement and you'll begin to notice real progress. Increasing awareness of what's holding you back and why it's holding you back will propel and motivate you to push through it. Remove the negative effects of procrastination and clear your mind of its effects. Become aware of your internal programming and the external influences which limit your future. When you do, you'll open the window and be on your way toward anything you want, seek, or desire,
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