Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? Its human nature.
Many people would define procrastination as laziness – you simply keep putting things off because you have other things to do. But if you look at what you normally procrastinate on, it really isn’t laziness at all.
Instead, its more about fear – fear of not understanding, fear of not being able to be perfect, fear of being completely overwhelmed.
And while this fear is what drives us forward, it can also hold us back.
Here are 7 of my favorite tricks I use when I find myself procrastinating over something big.
1. Start your ideas immediately
When you get an idea, what do you do with it?
Most people get an idea, and start thinking about it.
Then they wonder if it’s a good idea.
And they wonder some more.
And eventually the idea no longer has merit.
And they move in another direction.
If you get an idea, take action. Now. Write it down. Do some research. Formulate it as complete as possible. Print it out and look at it. Take action to put even just a piece into your business.
Just by moving it from the idea mode to the action mode, the likelihood your idea will help you jumps tenfold. [Read more...]