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Tycoonism ” Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time…”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.”

May 29, 2009

Are you ready to take immediate action towards the fulfillment of your goals, or are you still making the same lame excuses to do it tomorrow or some other time? Procrastination can be a serious issue, and these tips to deal with procrastination can really come in handy.

I have come up with two ways to deal with procrastination: the stop-gap way, and the overhaul way. This collection of tips to overcome procrastination deals with the overhaul: finding the roots of your procrastination habits and learning how to deal with them.

Number 1 Tip to Deal With Procrastination: Know the Root Cause.

What triggers your procrastination? Is it because your boss is nasty and is a slave-driver? Is it because your wife is nagging you? Or is it because you are just so swamped?

When you react to challenges and stress by being passive-aggressive and then procrastinating, then you need to correct your attitudes. Some people retaliate on others by procrastinating on delivering their requests. But if you are just procrastinating because you are so busy at the moment, then you have to organize and prioritize. Weed out the root of your procrastination: understand yourself. Only then can you make the steps to stop it.

Number 2 Tip to Deal With Procrastination: Correct Your Thoughts.

When you catch yourself thinking like a victim and being passive-aggressive, correct yourself. Passive-aggressiveness is not a good way to deal with stress and challenges. You have to own up to your anger, your irritation, and be honest with yourself and with your “adversary” about it.

Honesty dispels a lot of negativity by flashing the light of truth on it. There is something refreshing when you are honest with yourself. If you notice, when you are honest about your emotions and about everything in your life, you feel light. If you have been in denial or have been lying for so long, then you finally decide to make a clean breast out of things through honesty, then chances are, you’ll feel lighter upon your moment of honest revelation.

Thus, when you deal with stress through procrastination, stop yourself. Admit what you feel. Confront your “enemy” in as civil or even gentle manner as possible. Try to arrive at a solution or at least a compromise. Then move on and finish what you have to do.

Do not succumb to thoughts that tell you that you are a victim. Face it; life is not exactly a good model for equality. But you can actually choose to deal with its unfair moments in a constructive manner. Let it spur you on instead of breaking your back.

Number 3 Tip to Deal With Procrastination: Practical Tips.

If your root cause for procrastination is not an unhealthy attitude, you can deal with things in a more systematic, objective way: through prioritization and organization. Rank your tasks from the most important and urgent to the least, and tick them off as they are done. Stick to the goal of finishing the list. And don’t make room for excuses. Just go and do it.

Procrastination has cost more hours and money than anything else. Procrastination has delayed projects and grounded programs to a halt. It is time to stop it dead in its tracks. May these tips to deal with procrastination help you accomplish whatever needs to be done.

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