Do you drag your feet about the reality of your relationship with money? What I mean by that is; you know you need to make some changes … but you keep putting it off.
Well you’re normal, when most of us are faced with change we want to go grab our favorite ‘blankey’ and wrap up and forget about it. Sound familiar, maybe too familiar?
No problem, don’t beat yourself up for putting off and procrastinating about doing anything to solve the problem. Instead I’m going to give you some solutions. Look our motives for deferring action are for two simple reasons: The first is fear and the second is inertia, which is more commonly known as laziness. Both often work hand in hand very nicely to keep us from making headway.
The fear can come as fear of not being good enough, smart enough or the idea that our results still won’t make a difference and so we get overwhelmed and do nothing.
Here are some tips to help you solve your procrastination problem.
Take the time to answer the following questions:
1. Is what you are procrastinating (aka – putting off!) about when it comes to your money situation really important, will you do it eventually?
If you answer no, then just drop it (or continue procrastinating) and move on to something more important. It’s often right to say “Yes” to only a few things and to say “No” to all the rest. Problem solved.
If you answer yes, then answer this next question…
2. What is so nice about it and rewarding after you did it? Why do you want it?
Think about it. Make it really big in your head. See it visually. Feel how good it feels. Write it down!
Also I recommend writing the cons and consequences you may potentially face by not getting it done. This can help as well, although it creates negative emotions of course. But now you can use them in your own favour.
Then turn to your nice feelings when you have it. And answer…
3. What is the one thing that you could do now?
You can move a mountain by starting to carry away small stones. What is the one single thing you could do right now? It can be anything really small, but it is the first step to get you starting the momentum. That’s not hard to figure out, isn’t it? If you have it, then do it now. Action defeats inertia.
And then … you have brilliantly stopped your money procrastination!
Life can be short, stop settling and get to the fun!
Here’s to you conquering the fears and doing it anyway!
P.S. If you need a little push and encouragement about where to start and how…. Click here