What is Procrastination?
Procrastination is the simple and common concept of delaying important tasks or processes. It is ignoring responsibilities such as important work assignments or paying important bills until it is too late to ignore them any longer. Unfortunately, it often results in negative consequences that make building and managing a business harder than it needs to be. As an aside, it can also affect the personal side of your life. So, let’s be brutally honest; if you are a procrastinator, you are hindering your chances of success.
Here is how the bad habit of procrastinating hinders your chance of being successful in business:
It Damages Your Reputation
If you procrastinate, those around you have likely changed their schedule or provided other resources to accommodate this. But, even if you don’t notice the effects directly, skipping out on an important meeting with potential clients, or putting off that report that is due on Friday can start to affect your reputation, trust, and credibility. Others begin to question if they can rely on you.
It Affects Your Health
Procrastination equals stress and the more you foster it, the unhealthier you will become over time. In addition, stress is known to increase inflammation that can cause fatigue, mental health problems, and irritability – thus, further preventing you from taking action towards your goals.
It Destroys Your Confidence and Self-Esteem
The more you delay an action, the more you begin to believe you can’t do it – especially as you have less time to get it done. The closer the deadline gets, the less confident you become, making it even harder to finish your work and further affecting your ability to perform and get the job done efficiently. You fall into a death spiral…
It Wastes Time and Delays Opportunities
When you procrastinate, you take up valuable time and resources that can be better used in other areas of your life. The stress and anxiety caused by delaying your work also prevent you from noticing your surroundings, causing you to miss new and more exciting opportunities. However, since you still have work to do, you are unlikely to have the time to take advantage of it anyways.
As you can see, procrastination is not a tool that should be used on a daily basis. It does not provide the boost of mental focus or motivation you may think it does. Instead, it damages your reputation, increases your stress, decreases your confidence, and prevents you from seeing or taking advantage of important opportunities that can lead you to a more successful business.
If you are experiencing problems with procrastination, or if you are feeling stuck, you could benefit from a coach. Having someone who knows what it is like to build a business, someone who can get you on track and hold you accountable, is worth its weight in gold! I know this, because I was there. I allowed myself to become overwhelmed with the multitude of tasks needed to start a business. I began to procrastinate because I was afraid to fail. The procrastination caused stress and anxiety, and it made me lose self-confidence.
I read online about a coach named John Thornhill. I was skeptical at first, so I did a TON of research about him. What I discovered is that John is a highly respected Internet Marketer and coach, who has trained some of the top marketers out there. Not only does he come highly recommended, he is also an incredibly nice and honest guy. I have learned so much from him. My only regret is that I didn’t work with him sooner.
If you want to break loose from that death spiral caused by procrastination, and finally begin moving forward with your business, you need to contact John Thornhill. You can learn about his program by attending this free webinar. You won’t be disappointed!