How Self-Made Millionaires Overcome Procrastination

Do you want to know how the super successful overcome procrastination? One fascinating hallmark of all highly motivated millionaires is their strongly held conviction that they will succeed. Whatever it takes and despite any challenges that crop up. How do they overcome procrastination? People who are inspired by their dreams believe with certainty they will achieve their goals even if they do not know how all the details will work out. This sense of certainty is due in part to their empowering belief system and also to the way they represent their goals to themselves inside their minds. Have you ever got excited about your goals and then slowly over time lost your enthusiasm? Most people do. The difference is …

How To Become Bullet Proof From Criticism

If someone has ever wounded you with careless, unkind or sarcastic remarks or criticism then read on! By the end of this article you will be armed with useful and practical ideas to save yourself from internal and external damage. Let me first say that ‘criticism can be useful. In fact, we need to be able to hear and process this kind of feedback in order to progress in life. Otherwise we would be ‘legends in our own lunchtimes’ and it would be hard to improve our performance or behaviours. But – words can hurt! And they can go deep – last for years – decades & lifetimes and severely constraint people’s lives. They can also be meant in other …

How To Beat Procrastination At Work

Listen. If you don´t beat procrastination at work the long term consequences could be serious. Take this example of how expensive work procrastination can be… The assignment that your boss gave you several days ago still isn’t done. The assignment is a report that your boss needs to take to an important meeting, and you may get a big promotion if the meeting goes OK. You’ve had plenty of time to get it done, but still just don’t do it even though your future career could be in jeopardy. What’s wrong with you? You are one of the millions who procrastinate. You feel inadequate, guilty, depressed and have low self-esteem. Procrastination means avoiding doing tasks, which need to be done …

How Do You Win at Home Organization? Think Small!

Many people have written to me about their personal goals and one I see quite often is “Get organized,” specifically, “Get the house in order.” When I ask what obstacles are in their way, the most common response is “procrastination.” By the time it gets to the point of showing up on a goals list, household organization has been neglected so much that the results have culminated into a mountain so big even the bravest of us want to run in the opposite direction! Procrastination is often the by-product of fear. We may perceive something to be so big or unattainable that we become overwhelmed and immobile. Getting organized doesn’t mean you have to take on that mountain in one …

How Do You Build Self-Confidence?

Years ago while running an at-home daycare, I came to realize that we’re all born with an innate sense of self-confidence. Every single child under the age of five that I have ever observed has had a strong self-confidence in at least one area of their life. Most kids had confidence in all areas of their lives. It seems to me that they systematically lose that confidence and it’s replaced by an inner critic. Quite often it’s the child’s home life, but sometimes it’s the schools, neighborhood kids, extended family, or some other person who unknowingly destroys the child’s belief in themselves. Children have to be told they aren’t good enough, strong enough, smart enough, talented enough to accomplish whatever …

How Not Letting Go of Your Past can Hurt Your Future

Experiences, whether good or bad, are sometimes all we have, and most of them reside in the past. So you may ask, why should I let go of my past when much of it is filled with beautiful memories and serenity? Well, that is certainly not what I mean. What I do mean is when a past is littered with seemingly overwhelming pain, it impedes one’s ability to move forward and adjust to this ever-changing world. A good analogy would be of a backpack filled with distressful memories that one tries to swim with, but it always seems to weigh you down, allowing you to merely breathe, is quite fitting. This backpack, even though not physically attached to one’s body, …

A Kernel of Truth about Relationships: 4 Steps to Improvement

It’s all about relationships! proclaimed my father during our recent holiday visit with my parents. Santa Claus coffee cup in one hand and a wagging finger toward my wife, Elizabeth, with the other. When you retire, thats what you realize is most important in life (okay, so thats not him in the photo). Dad recently retired from 30+ years as an orthopedic surgeon and the major shift in lifestyle seems to have brought about a significant shift in his outlook on life. For me, his statement about relationships became much broader and more profound than I thought such a simple and reasonable statement could ever become. At first look, it makes sense that relationships are vital to our lives. Whether …

10 Tips to Cope with Negative Emotions at Work

It’s a fact of life – if you want to succeed in business, you need to know how to interact and communicate effectively with your employees, business partners, vendors, prospects, and customers. As a small business owner, this might involve rapid shifting from one type of language to another. For example, how you’d explain your expectations to your employees might be different than how you’d convey these to your business partner or potential client. As we all know, sometimes language breaks down, and communication grinds to a halt. This can leave the owner feeling irritable, angry, frustrated… and with a desire to vent to his/her employees or staff. While there may be instances that such sharing would be appropriate or …

10 Ways to Overcome Procrastination: The Challenge for Tomorrow!

Did you realize that as much as 47% of the time we spend on-line has nothing whatsoever to do with our work? In 1978 15% of the population stated that they do procrastinate somewhat. Only 1% admitted to chronic procrastination. In 2002 the numbers quadrupled! 60% of people stated that they experience mild to moderate procrastination in their lives and 6% stated that procrastination ruled their lives! In this era of “distraction overdose”, make the decision to overcome procrastination by applying some or all of the following techniques. 1. Live by the Law of More Effort. As you accomplish an important task, you will feel a surge of energy and enthusiasm. Completing the task will trigger the release of endorphins …

10 Ways To Kick The Procrastination Habit

A survey (by the University of Chicago) suggested that those who relish challenge are more likely to live up to 10 years longer than those who spend their lives inhibited by timidity. Trying to realize our ambitions, even if we don’t always meet them, is preferable to not having the courage or motivation to take the risk. So not making any resolutions because we fear that we’ll break them is having a defeatist attitude, as we allow procrastination to become an insidious habit which stops us from leading more fulfilling lives. The following offers 10 ways to kick the procrastination habit! 1. Personal values development. Take the time to find out what you really want in life, what your personal …

10 Universal Principles of Success

Success is not something that only a chosen few can achieve. Everyone can be successful in every area of his or her life. You just need to know how to do things in such a way as to make sure you succeed every time. Success comes as a result of forming certain habits, and continuing in them. Consistency is key. To succeed, you need to be a certain type of person. Don’t be discouraged if you are not yet that type of person. With practice, anyone can become a successful person. The successful person thinks in a certain way, talks in a certain way, and acts in a certain way. The list below briefly outlines 10 of those ways (and …

10 Signs of Career Burnout

OVERWORKED AND STRESSED OUT A misconception exists that careers in social service or postal work are the only fields that experience worker burnout and stress. This notion could not be further from the truth because the fact is every profession is susceptible to mental strain and exhaustion. Learning to distinguish normal stress from the deeper issues that lead to career burnout is important in order to effectively deal with the problem. Also, recognizing that any job can have this issue can empower you to make positive changes in your own workplace. RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF BURNOUT The signs can vary from individual to individual, but the following are some universal indicators that one can use to determine if career burnout …

10 Easy Ways To Stop Procrastinating

The key to learning how to stop procrastinating is to shift your focus toward concentrating on results. Many people work frantically each day and accomplish very little. It is counterproductive to concentrate on so many tasks that you cannot accomplish them and may cost you time and energy with no results. Many people seem to spend a lot of time and energy only to achieve very few results. You can learn how to stop procrastinating and achieve success in all you do if you learn the appropriate time management and organizational skills. Here are 10 keys to beating procrastination: 1. Working efficiently requires much less energy than tackling several tasks at once and never completing any of them. You can …

7 Tips For Unstoppable Motivation And Enduring Success

1. Success is not achieved accidentally. It is a systematic, deliberate process of deciding what you want to do with your life, what you will do when you get there, and what the steps are to get you where you want to be. One of the most important aspects of success is the ability to visualize your path and stay focused on your goal until you reach it. 2. The sooner you envision your dreams and develop a plan to turn them into reality, the faster you will accomplish your goals. Mental pictures are a mechanism to lead you down the path of true independence and motivation. Procrastination is a self-defeating behavior that develops in part due to low self-esteem …

7 Tips For Lasting Motivation And Greater Success

Lasting motivation is possible once you adopt an outlook that allows you to be more successful. Here are seven tips you can use today to overcome procrastination and start achieving much more. 1. Success is not achieved accidentally. It is a systematic, deliberate process of deciding what you want to do with your life, what you will do when you get there, and what the steps are to get you where you want to be. One of the most important aspects of success is the ability to visualize your path and stay focused on your goal until you reach it. 2. The sooner you envision your dreams and develop a plan to turn them into reality, the faster you will …

9 Great Ways To Change Your Life By Changing Your Motivation Style

If you are not as productive as you’d like or tend to procrastinate, you can become motivated by changing your personal style. The trick lies in making the activities you put off more interesting, easier, and less unpleasant. One way to make a job easier is to break it into smaller jobs. If your task is to file your income tax return, you may view it as time consuming and tedious. But if you break it into smaller categories such as gather records, download tax software, and prepare a rough draft, the tasks don’t seem as difficult and you are likely to complete them in considerably less time. Some other ways to make those undesirable jobs seem more bearable are …