Procrastination: Why We All Should Avoid It

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We should do whatever we can to avoid procrastination. It has destroyed more dreams than cancer. Procrastination is putting things off till tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. People put things off for different reasons. Some people put things off for medical reasons. Others put things off because they just don’t want to do it.

If you want to be successful, procrastination is the first disease you should remove from your system. If you allow it to stay, it will do more damage to your future organs than you think. Procrastination is not good today, and it will never be good for anyone who wants to grow in life.

Let see what experts have said about procrastination. Let start with Mark Twain. He said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Did you see that? If you are a chronic procrastinator, how on earth can you get started? You can’t. To get ahead, you have to start moving. You have to start doing things (productive things, okay!). If you want to get ahead, start now.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Never put off till tomorrow, that which you can do today.” People do just that. Instead of putting it off till tomorrow, instead of watching your favorite TV show, do the first thing first, then you can spend the rest of the evening with your TV. Or you can start small. If you don’t know what to do, reach out to people or friends who have done it before. Pocket your ego, and go for what you want, okay!

Now, lets see why we ALL should do whatever it takes to avoid putting things off till tomorrow. We should avoid it for the following reasons:

Procrastination kills your time. When you put things off till tomorrow, you are wasting your time. You are killing your precious time. Remember, time wasted is time lost. Time is one of the things you never get back. Don’t do this to yourself. Instead of wasting your time, take action. Action is the only remedy to procrastination.

Procrastination increases your stress level. If you don’t want to increase your stress level, don’t procrastinate.

Procrastination leads to average work. It is what happens when you spend your time doing other things instead of working on your project. You have wasted your time. You have spent your time watching TV. As a result, you submitted crappy work to your boss or your professor. If you want a good grade, do a good job.

Procrastination makes things difficult for you. Procrastination makes things difficult for you because you don’t have enough time to finish your work, your project, or whatever it is. You don’t have time to concentrate and think about your work. You don’t have time to experiment, to brainstorm, to come up with more ideas. You don’t. What seems easy before is now very difficult for you, because there is not enough time to think.

Procrastination is the number one enemy of success. Successful people do the work. They don’t procrastinate. They are committed to their jobs. Procrastination is the number one enemy of success because you are not doing enough to take you to the finish line. If you want to be successful, don’t put things off. Do the right thing: don’t procrastinate. Take action. Get it done!

If you put things off, you are not growing. When you procrastinate, you are not growing. You are just running around in the same place. If you want to catch up to speed with yourself, stop putting things off. Start doing things. Start taking action. Stop giving excuses. Get into the zone of getting things done. If you get things done, success will come to you. Everything has a reward.

Procrastination allows you to escape doing the things you don’t like. If you are not comfortable doing the things that you are not familiar with, it is time to start thinking in a different way. Change your mind to change your life. Do the things that you don’t like, and you will never skip them again.

Remember, procrastination is a dream killer. If you don’t want to kill your dream, don’t procrastinate. Take action. Don’t get it right, but take action. Action is the cure to procrastination.

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If you want to be happy, start doing these 7 things

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Happiness is a choice. Make the choice to be happy. You can do it if you want to.

Don’t search for happiness. If you search for it, you will never find it. If you really want to be happy, do these seven things:

  1. Have a sense of humor. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Be happy. Make people laugh.
  2. Smile. When you leave your home in the morning, find ways to connect with people. Find a way to laugh. Don’t laugh at people. Laugh with people.
  3. Put smile on people’s face. People want to be happy. They want to smile. When they smile, please don’t frown your face. Smile back. They need your smile. I need your smile. The world need your smile. If we can just smile together, the world will be a better place for us all to enjoy!
  4. Be a light. Where there is light, there is no darkness. Be a blessing to people. When you bless people, you are blessing yourself, too. Help people succeed. Help your boss succeed. You will succeed.
  5. Give something special to people. Bless people with your love. Love people unconditionally. Give people praise. When you praise people, it means you love them, you respect them, you care about them. Please do it for yourself, for the world, and for me. Thank you.
  6. Forget yourself. I don’t know what you do. But whatever it is, have fun. Forget yourself in what you do. Don’t think too much about it. Don’t worry about mistakes. Don’t worry about perfection, because it does not exist. Forget yourself in what you do, and you will enjoy it. I know psychologists call it “Flow” I call it “Forget yourself in it”
  7. Don’t complain. I know it is hard to do sometimes. But if you can stay away from complaining, people will love you to death. People want to be around happy people, not complainers. If you complain, you are wasting your energy. No matter what, remain strong and be positive. Be happy.

Make the choice to be happy, and you will be happy.