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 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, …

Affirm, Visualize, and Receive – Is Planning Really Necessary?

We are repeatedly told of the necessity to plan. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, “Plan your work, work your plan” etc. In terms of goalsetting and achieving goals, when people talk of planning, they generally mean: 1. You set your goals 2. You make a plan for achieving your goals This, for us, is putting things upside down. And we are going to put things right back on their feet. If planning is really necessary, it is much more UPSTREAM, i.e. BEFORE goalsetting – you decide what you want, when, where, how you are going to “affirm and visualize”, than DOWNSTREAM i.e. AFTER goalsetting – how you are going to achieve your goals. This “upstream planning” …

A System For Goal Setting

Most people will agree that goal setting is an important strategy in obtaining what we desire. If you don’t set goals you will not know what to look for to determine whether an achievement was truly a success or not. The sad thing is that only a very small part of those who understand the need for setting goals actually take the time to figure out what they really want to accomplish and outline a plan for reaching them. It goes without saying that with this approach or shall we say lack of approach, determining which accomplishments are successful or not will be a little arbitrary; ‘more self reliant’, ‘a raise in salary’, ‘clear skin’, ‘a new home’ or ‘a …

A Better Approach to New Years Resolutions. . .or Any Resolution

WHY DON’T RESOLUTIONS WORK? Let’s face it: the truth about traditional New Years resolutions (and resolutions in general) is that they don’t really work. Here is why: Most resolutions are little more than fancy-sounding “shoulds,” or, at most, good intentions. Good intentions by themselves rarely result in lasting change! They merely signify that we wish we had more motivation, readiness or willingness than we yet have. This is why making a resolution based on good intentions alone is a sure path to feeling inadequate, guilty, shameful, hopeless, or stupid later… once you realize you didn’t succeed in making your resolution come true. Fortunately, there IS a way to greatly improve your chances of having your resolutions come true. There are …

10 Tips to Improve Your Self Esteem

Striving to improve our self esteem is on everybody’s mind. It doesn’t matter if you actively pursue this goal or you subconsciously working on improving your self esteem. The problem with this is that you really don’t know exactly what you want to improve. You’re acting intuitively on external signals. Do you know how to improve your self esteem? Probably not. To make it a little bit easier for you and to achieve your goals quicker I put together 10 tips that you can utilize right away. 1. Build up your self-esteem. You must take an inventory. What do you want to improve or change about the way you interact with others? Try to make only one change at a …

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 …

14 Reasons To Get Motivated And Stay Motivated

Why should you bother to spend your valuable time to learn how to get motivated and stay motivated? Here´s why. Your quality of life will change dramatically when you take charge of how motivated you feel in any given moment. Family and friends will respect you more and see you in a whole new light. And deadline frenzy will be a thing of the past. There are several good reasons to learn the secrets to getting motivated and staying motivated. What Learning How To Get Motivated And Stay Motivated Can Do For You 1. Earn the respect of your boss and colleagues. As a dependable and productive member of the team people will appreciate you and seek your valuable advice …

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 …

10 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

The ability to set goals and to develop a plan for the accomplishment of those goals is arguably the most important ingredient of success. Mastering this skill will enable you to achieve your dreams faster than you ever thought possible. The goal-achieving system below is a powerful, yet simple strategy that can be used to help you achieve anything in life that you desire. 1. Set your goal. The first step is to find a goal that is big enough to inspire you. Unless you are truly inspired to accomplish the goal, it is just a wish. By calling it a “goal”, you are affirming that (a) you desire it intensely, (b) you truly believe in your ability to achieve …

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 …