How To Stop Procrastinating And Start Taking Action On Your Goals

Almost all the articles that I write are directed towards one thing – helping you create the life you want.

Creating the life that you truly want requires you to undergo some kind of change.

You have to let your old self-die and take action to become a new, better person.

This requires you to take action. Success in any endeavour is NOT going to come about by writing down your goals, drawing up long plans or visualizing them.

Results will only happen when you start taking action one step at a time.

But there’s a HUGE problem… The people who are smart enough to write down their goals and chalk out plans have a tendency to procrastinate. Even though their plans are good enough and can help them reach their goals, they never take action.

There’s another group of people that are mindless action takers. They keep on working on something without thinking about their goals or drawing up effective means to achieve them.

These people can be called “Workaholics” or “Busyaholics” – ones who always seem to be busy at work but aren’t effective at all.

And then there’s another group of people who belong to the top 2%. They are relentless action takers.

They set smart goals, develop plans to achieve them and start working on their plans day after day without ceasing. They move fast towards their goals with a sense of urgency and let nothing stop them.

If you’re serious about taking your life to the next level, you have to be a relentless action taker.

If you aren’t one already, don’t worry. I’ll show you how to join this elite top 2% and become a relentless action taker…

Carve Out Time:

Carving out even 10 minutes of your time each day to work on your goals is a BIG step and will help you develop momentum.

It doesn’t matter even if you’re incredibly busy. Just start small. Just devote a few minutes each day to working towards your goals.

Even though you’re only committing a small amount of time each day, it’s the consistency factor that kicks in and makes a HUGE difference in whether or not you achieve your goals.

Devoting a small amount of time each day and sticking to it without fail turns your activity into a routine. Once it becomes a routine, you begin to develop momentum.

And momentum makes it easy to achieve your goals.

Commit Yourself Fully:

Another reason why many people fail to begin working on their goals is because they are not really committed on the inside.

They may say, “They want to achieve X, Y or Z” but unless they’re truly committed nothing really happens.

When someone is committed, they will feel something in the gut that tells them that they are willing to face whatever comes with a bull dog attitude.

You can develop this feeling of commitment by making a promise to your accountability partner, friend or spouse – someone whom you really respect and don’t want to let down.

Develop Your Reminder:

During the course of our normal day, we are bombarded with dozens of things that naturally cause us to lose focus on our goal. This happens to everybody including me.

But the key is to get back on track as quickly as possible. The most effective way to do is to setup a reminder mechanism that reminds you of your goals and forces you to focus on the things you need to be doing.

There are many reminder mechanisms that you can use such as – Calendar App on your phone, a journal, vision board, post it note, etc.

Regular reminders help us correct our course on a real-time basis.

Turn Inwards When You Don’t Feel Like Going Ahead:

There are situations where you just won’t feel like working on your goals. You’ll feel the desire to procrastinate and do something else or give up on your goal all together.

That’s when you need to take a step back and actually turn yourself inwards. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What am I afraid of?
  • What’s the worst thing that will happen if I do this?
  • What’ll happen if I don’t do this?
  • What is it in this activity that is making me uncomfortable?

Just a few serious introspecting questions will give you the answer you need and help you start taking action faster.

If you’re really serious about transforming yourself and becoming a high performance individual, then go here right now:

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Working with a professional coach who can listen to your frustrations non-judgmentally and support you will help you get results faster.

Besides working with clients 1 on 1, I also engage with corporate teams through my Group Coaching Sessions.

Through these sessions, your team will learn to make powerful changes to their current engagement and tremendously improve performance. In my personal Intervention, I will teach them how to…

  • Develop a die-hard attitude for their personal and professional lives
  • Create an empowering vision
  • Double or Triple their productivity

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Yours Sincerely,

Satish Rao

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