Momentum accelerates success.
Success seems elusive to some and easy to others. As increasing success is my own personal endeavor, I constantly study success and implement those strategies that propel me forward. I am always on the hunt for activities that accelerate momentum. However, some people are prolific procrastinators, and this post is for you.
Procrastinators are dreamers by nature. This is actually a GREAT quality, however, their dreams remain dreams and all their great intentions never somehow seem to be actualized. The worst part about procrastinating is – you are able to see a brilliant future, but never acquire it. Regret seems to hit Procrastinators at a deeper level because the coulda’ shoulda’ woulda’s scream in pain when they do any life review.
I am not a procrastinator, and procrastinators piss me off. Once I identify one in my midst, after investing something to see if they will snap out of it, if there is no change, I try to weed them out of my team or working groups as soon as possible.
The truth is, procrastinators are also visionaries. Visionaries are initially attractive personalities I gravitate to. I love to be around big thinkers, but big thinkers with small action piss me off royally. So, forgive the venting. This post is my attempt at a wake-up up call that I hope SOME of you will not put off for later – YES YOU!
So, if you want to visualize that brilliant future you keep dreaming about, or more importantly, if you are on my team and a procrastinator – I have a gift for you. Here are 5 Momentum Based Activities that I have seen repeatedly, propel personal success – and has certainly moved me along my success timeline:
- Have a WRITTEN Plan that is broken into acceleration propelling steps
- Pen your steps into tasks on your calendar
- ‘Bite the Frog’ (aka – do the hardest things FIRST)
- Delegate, delay or delete activity that does not require your personal touch
- Review tomorrow’s acceleration activity, the night before
Watch this video for an expansion of the above tips.
Here are 7 powerful Bible verses on the danger of Procrastination & use of TIME:
“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”
“The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.”
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
“The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.”
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
“To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.””
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
Verses above are from the ESV version and as a list can be found at https://www.openbible.info/topics/procrastination
If you are in any work group I am a part of, and I find you to be a procrastinator of the very things YOU agree to do, then I am giving you fair warning, I will give a chance to step up your game, after that, I will remove your interaction with my space. I will not allow your inactivity to distract, delay, or frustrate mine.
If you are a client of mine, and I find this to be true of you, then again, fair warning; I will give a fair chance to step up your game, however, I will end our time together. It will be the best thing for us both. You won’t waste your money, and I won’t waste my time. You see, people are always willing to exchange their money for something of value – and there are few things more valuable than RESULTS! You won’t get them if you are not in action, I will not participate in a continuation of you spending your hard-earned dollars where there are no milestone increments toward your success.
One way I screen out procrastinators is through my FREE Prosperity game. I encourage all those I work with to complete it. Those who do not, will not have a chance to engage my personal time, even though they may access my other virtual or passive services (online courses, webinars, etc). FYI – you do not need to work with me to play this free game and document your dream of your brilliant future.
TIME is the most precious asset we all have. Time is the one non-renewable asset that is more precious than everything we can own cumulatively. I won’t waste mine. You should not waste yours, and I certainly will not allow you to waste mine for me. Here is a link to my Calendar Product described in my video above.
Procrastinators – there is still hope for you. Your ability to dream and to dream big is an asset very few have. If you ever decide to take action on those dreams you will be a force to reckon with. I challenge you to implement those 5 Momentum Based Activities that Propel Personal Success. If you do, I give you my personal guarantee, your year will be one of phenomenal victories and fabulous rewards.