Do you procrastinate about changing your money situation?
I’ve got a solution for you…
A common problem we all have is the habit of putting things off that we should do. We procrastinate for 2 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 your 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.
Answer these 3 questions:
1. Is what you are procrastinating about when it comes to your financial 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…
2. What is nice 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 if you like: think about the consequences you will 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!
Here’s to you conquering the fears and doing it anyway!