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Is Procrastination Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

Is Procrastination Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

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What is it you are putting off? Is it dealing with your finances? How about a minor health problems (I’m talking about losing weight as opposed to having cancer)? What does your home look like? Is it warm and inviting? Is it somewhere you look forward to going to after a long days work? Sometimes it’s not writing a thank you note, or not acknowledging the death of the mother of a friend.

I think our intentions are good. It’s following through where we find the problem. And when we don’t follow through, we tend to feel bad. There is an empty hole inside of us that needs filling.

Part of the reason we put off dealing with our finances is because we really don’t want to face just how much money we are spending. So we go buy more stuff that we don’t need. We don’t feel like hanging out in our own homes because they are cluttered or messy or don’t reflect who “we” are.

We enjoy our comfort foods and our comfy couches and our remote control. Those stretch pants come in handy when your best friends are Ben & Jerry and a bag of chips & dip.

We have instant everything. Instant messaging, cellulars, computers, pagers. We can’t go anywhere without someone finding us, or us finding them. We enjoy instant gratification.

We also call psychics repeatedly to get that answer we want. I have news for you – the magic pill you are seeking is in your own hands. There is nothing wrong with talking to us, but overspending and calling different psychics over and over can be addictive.

If you need medical attention, get it immediately. Same goes for legal help, accounting help (before you know it, taxes will be due), etc.

Let’s start today. Fill that empty hole inside of you by taking one bite of that elephant. You can have all the technology in the world, but if you don’t have a feeling of self, you are not meeting the most important charity, community, spiritual work you’ll ever do – taking care of YOU.

This site is about taking care of us, individually and collectively. Procrastination is a sign of several things – among them fear and the need to be perfect. No one is asking you to be the best there is. All you need to do is be the best YOU can be.

If you need help getting on track, let’s start talking. That’s a sign of getting OUT of the procrastination mode and into living your life to the fullest. When you feel better about yourself and the steps you are taking, your life will fall into place. Oh you’ll still get surprises! Believe me! But you’ll be able to handle them if you know exactly what you owe, that your home is in order, that you’re feeling good about your self-image, and when you know you’ve done the best you could, regardless the situation.

Make the guilt go away. Get up and do something instead of moping around and feeling helpless. YOU CAN DO IT!! Don’t beat yourself up over what you haven’t done. Start today and do SOMETHING! Even if it’s just forgiving yourself for not being perfect. I guarantee that as you let go of the pain, the anger, the fear and the guilt, you will truly become the person you were meant to be.

We have to start some place. As a former boss said to me, every goal has a noun, a verb and a date: DO IT NOW!

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A Positive Outlook Leads to a Positive Life

A Positive Outlook Leads to a Positive Life

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People who have a good attitude and outlook on life are generally happier and more more successful.  Positive thinkers are more calm and relaxed than those who think negatively. A positive outlook also affects the people around us and can affect our entire day. A positive attitude and outlook on life is essential for a fulfilling life.

If you are a negative thinker, it will take some time and practice to change the way you think and develop a positive outlook on life.  Getting started is the hardest part, but once you start, it will eventually come natural to you. Here are five key ways to start changing your outlook on life:

  1. Set up goals for your day and complete one task at a time. Think of the positive outcome of completing that task and how good it will make you feel to complete that task. Don’t fall into doubt or feel overwhelmed.  Keep going until you finish and then start on the next goal.
  2. Make sure your conversations are positive. That includes not letting others discourage you if they have a poor attitude or negative outlook on life. Look for the good in situations and don’t fall back into negative thinking or talk.
  3. You can spread positive thinking by looking for the positive in others around you and pointing it out.  Positive attitudes are infectious and will spread all around you.
  4. Often it’s easy to see the bad in everyday life. Make the effort to see the good in everyday life.  Look for it in everything you do. If you’re doing something that you don’t particularly like doing or something that is boring, try to find something positive about it.  Everyone has tasks they hate to do but have to do.  You can usually find something good in everything, even if it’s how good you’ll feel when you are done.
  5. It will take some time to change old habits and change the way that you think and feel.  If you’ve had a negative attitude for most of your life, it will take effort to change it. Don’t get discouraged and give up.  After awhile, a positive attitude will become second nature to you.

Once you change your outlook and attitude, other areas of your life witll also change.  Your self-esteem will improve, people will like you more, you’ll feel confident and happy  and less stressed doing things that you once hated doing.  Your relationships will improve.  These are just a few of the areas in your life that will change when you change your attitude and outlook on life.

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