Unless you’re unconscious, you probably realize there’s an election just around the corner. This means there are also rallies, political ads, and debates. The goal of these activities, of course, is to win votes. When candidates win more votes than their opponents, candidates are elected and they can get busy implementing their vision.
Did you realize you’re running for office too? In fact, you’re running for office each and every day. It’s the office of your life. Every day you win, you get to implement your vision for life. Yet each day you lose, your opponent gets to implement his vision for your life.
You’re opponent, by the way, is a cagey character. His name is Procrastination and he promises ease, relaxation, and happiness. But don’t fall for his empty promises. Instead of ease, his plan leads to struggles. Instead of relaxation, his plan leads to sloth. Instead of happiness, his plan leads to emptiness and even depression.
So how can you beat your opponent? How can you win the election for your life each and every day? Start by trying these 3 simple ideas on how to beat procrastination.
3 Ideas on How To Beat Procrastination
1. Vote To Get Up.
This might sound simplistic, but often the simplest ideas are the most powerful. If you want a surefire way for how to beat procrastination, vote to get up and get going each morning. If you hit the snooze button, you start the day off by instantly losing the election to Procrastination. To make matters worse, the loss is by default. Don’t be a no-show. Don’t just phone it in. It’s your life, so be sure to get up and get going each morning!
2. Vote To Get Moving.
Speaking of getting going, in my ebook on setting and achieving goals I share the following thought: “Most people wait for motivation before taking action. Yet this equation is backward! Energy is a result of action.” Another idea on how to beat procrastination is to make sure you exercise regularly. Exercising will not only make you healthier, it will energize you and make you happier. As a side note, you might want to check out this post on the power of exercising: 10 Reason Why I Run (Ideas on How to Improve Yourself).
3. Vote To Get After It.
The best idea I know for how to beat procrastination is to start each day knowing exactly what your #1 priority is for that day. If I know my #1 priority and dedicate as little as an hour to getting after it, then my day is a success. This is an idea I deal with in great detail in Goal Getting, but for a few quick pointers, check out Thoughts On Success – How to Keep Big Things In Front of You in a BIG Way.
Don’t let Procrastination win the election for your life. Make your vote count today and everyday!
Question: Do you have other ideas on how to beat procrastination? I’d love to hear them.