Overcome procrastination

Overcome procrastination

Do you ever find yourself putting off certain aspects of a project?
Do you wish you could overcome procrastination?

Success and business growth can work with a very simple formula: set a goal, break that goal into actions, complete actions. Simple.

Then why do we procrastinate?

I’ve written before on the topic of hidden fears—how they hold us back and stop us from taking bold action. What I’m talking about here is not fear, but something else.

Purpose.

If our goals and our actions are not aligned with our higher purpose, the going can get really hard, really quickly.

A recent client had had the same action on his to do list for the last 5 sessions. During previous sessions we’d talked about what might have stopped him and each time he’d recommitted to completing the action for next time. And yet it still wasn’t complete. Time for some tough love.

After some digging and questioning, he came to a realisation, “I don’t want to get the website live, because it’s selling services I no longer want to deliver.” He realised that the coaching process was helping him uncover a much bigger vision for himself and that the website content he had in progress didn’t support that higher vision. By the end of the session, he was clear on what he would be happy to publish—and went away re-invigorated to take action.

When our goals are in alignment with our high vision and purpose, blocks dissolve andwe overcome procrastination.

Your assignment 

  • Consider any areas where you’re procrastinating. Write down a list (or draw a mind map… whatever suits you best) and do a bit of self-questioning and digging.
  • In these areas where you’re holding yourself back, which might be down to fear (in which case, have a look here)?
  • Which might be due to a misalignment with your higher purpose?
  • Consider if it’s time for a change of direction—even if that’s just a slight tweak. What would feel good? Where is the energy?

Doing the exercises on my website could help you to move closer to your goals and improve your life. Sometimes we all need a little help, though … and self-coaching may not be enough. Friends and family might not always be able (or willing) to give you the support you need, and they may also be resistant to change.

A session with a professional life coach can help you to figure out what you really want … and how to go about getting it. Having someone on your side who will gently hold you accountable, and root for your success, can boost your confidence and make the process of change faster and more satisfying.

Whether it’s one-to-one or group coaching you’re drawn to, please get in touch with me to discuss options.

About the Author:

With a background in professional performing, singing teaching, marketing consultancy, public speaking, EFT and coaching, I am uniquely placed to help you improve your business performance.

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