Many of us know about Goal Setting and how to go about doing it. There is the usual writing it down as though you have already achieved it, putting a date to it and even reading and re-reading it to feed your mind.

However, I’ve noticed that many still don’t get to their goals because of Procrastination. It is often easy to say “I’ll do it tomorrow” and go about our daily comfortable routine. I’ve also seen that some people come up with excuses like: “Geez. That was a busy day and I did a lot of THINGS.” However, when put under scrutiny, many of those “busy things” aren’t really necessary or progressive. Some would even justify that those “busy things” were necessary. Here’s what I saw on the Oprah show about The Secret. Lisa Nichols said something along the lines of “When you are ready and asking for a positive change, you gotta let go of the old stuff to receive the new!”

In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey mentions that it is the things that are Important but Not Urgent that need to be done first.

Therefore, to overcome procrastination, I use a very simple question daily that gives me a kick-in-the-butt. It has worked for me and I hope it’ll work for you too. Done with a positive tone, it motivates a person to do what is really necessary.

The question is “Is what I’m doing now going to get me one step closer to my ___________?” In my case, I’m into internet marketing and my goal is to make my first million dollars by Dec 2008. My question then is “Is what I’m doing going to get me closer to my million dollars?” When the answer is No, I still have a choice but it sure makes me feel uneasy not doing the necessary. Hope this helps.

If you’ve got other methods to overcome procrastination, please do share it. Comments are welcomed.

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