5 Weapons To Kill The Procrastinator In You!

Why do we procrastinate?ScarletOHaraInBed

It is almost like a guilty pleasure or a frenemy we love to hang out with. I should know. I used to be the queen of waiting until the last-minute for many important things. I would especially wait until the last-minute for things I really did not enjoy doing, but knew they must get done. The sad part is I would many times have plenty of time to get things done, but it’s like this little demon was whispering in my ear and coaching me to wait until I had just the right amount of NOT ENOUGH TIME! 10-Free-Smiley-Face-With-Black-Eye

Sometimes it was even a bit of an adrenaline rush to see if I could pull it off and I did about 80% of the time. Although, many times I did not  make the deadline; whether it was a doctor’s appointment, class assignment, making dinner, etc… I would even lie to myself and tell myself there’s not enough time.

Well one day I decided this has to stop. Yes, I’m getting things done, but how much more efficient could I be if I stopped the procrastination? Also, make no mistake many successful people are covert procrastinators. I should know, I was one. To others I seemed rather efficient, but I knew I had a problem. Then there came a day when my responsibilities increased and I had more things to do, so if I continued this path of, “I bet I can trick time!!,” I would fail miserably and I knew it. It was time to face my demon and kick it to the curb!!!!82-Angry-3D-Smiley-Shouting-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration

I was about to commit murder, Last Minute Lucy had danced her last tango with me!!! Here are five weapons to kill the procrastinator in you…

  1. bow-and-arrow2Be honest

    with you: Admit to yourself that the father of procrastination is pure laziness. God already knows, so you might as well come clean. “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” -Proverbs 13:4

  2. Repent: Repentance is POWERFUL! Tell The Lord you are sorry and you do not want this in your life anymore and ask Him to help you overcome this wicked habit. Afterall, it’s keeping you from doing great things!♥
  3. Resolve that you will tackle the hard things first and foremost! Be brave, Get’er done! (In my redneck voice…lol)
  4. Become a Planner: Start planning out your weeks and/or days ahead of time and stick with it. This will make a big difference in your life and it’s kind of fun and will make you feel more productive. You will be a manager of your time instead of your time being your attacker! (Find me on Instagram. I have a lot of encouragement for organization and planning, @Inspirational_Pink )
  5. Accountability: Last, but not least, grab yourself a couple of accountability partners to hold you accountable! The bible tells us to confess our faults one to another that we may be healed(James 5:16)! Accountability is healing. Make sure it’s someone you can’t intimidate into shutting up and leaving you alone, but who will encourage you to stick to your goal!

When you seriously implement these weapons to destroy the procrastinator in you, you will see amazing results that will lead you to victory! Remember change is sometimes a journey and even if you fall off the horse, the faster you get back up and begin again, the better. You can never be perfect, but you can always Be Better!

It’s time… Ask

oie_V2loLDfWBaU7What are you doing about your dreams and goals? Do you have passions that are deep in your heart and mind that just won’t go away and you feel they are never going to materialize? Are you a jack of all trades, but master of none? Well that is just not true, we are all seamlessly gifted at something we have mastered effortlessly. Sometimes we are so used to performing in that area we do not see it as a gift or talent. I’m just here to remind you today that your life is but a vapor. The years creep by undetected it seems. Many of us have these dreams, passions, gifts, and talents tucked away inside because we just do not know where to begin to redirect our lives to the path of doing what we love. The unexpected circumstances of life steers us in a direction we did not plan many times and we just can’t seem to get back on track or even find the track! I’m sure not going to tell you it is easy to “make it happen”, but it sure is possible. Although, I believe it takes us to reach our limit of dissatisfaction with our current path. We need to reach the point where continuing “business as usual” is no longer an option and we are ready to do whatever it takes to turn the ship around.

It’s like walking into a room so cluttered and messy, you get overwhelmed and do not know where to even begin to unclutter the mess. Well, have you ever thought about getting some assistance, a coach perhaps? Sometimes we need someone to coach us through what to do and where to begin. Two hands and heads are always better than one when it comes to tackling a big project or untangling a huge mess. It takes courage and humility to ask for help and many times it is that simple. You have not because you ask not. Do not wait any longer to reorganize your life and pursue the calling God has placed inside of you. It’s time to ask for help and meet the new you and a new life.♥

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