It may seem like every time you have a good idea, procrastination rears its ugly head and paralyzes you in your tracks. That’s why it’s okay to crawl to the finish line and to remember: baby steps still count! Taking baby steps was my secret ingredient when I had to overcome procrastination to get my first book “Clean Mirrors” published. Below are a few tips I used to help me reach a lifelong dream of becoming an author. I trust they will be of use to you as well.
When we have a dream in our hearts we are looking at the overall big picture. We become burdened and anxious about the more challenging tasks on our quest to success, when in reality, we should focus on the easy stuff first. For example, if you dream of opening up your own business, start off small by creating a simple website with your “About me” page, the services you provide, and a way to contact you. This appears to be a much more doable task than opening up an actual brick and mortar before you’ve even generated enough buzz to keep the lights on. Zooming in on one easy task at a time will reduce the anxiety that is accompanied by big projects.
Thinking linear simply means to draw out your vision in a step-by-step form so you can immediately flow into the next order of business. We often procrastinate because we don’t have a clear vision on what to do next. Creating linear visuals shortens the gap of limbo we all experience when transitioning from one victory to the next.
Adding linear visuals to your dream plan really helps you snap out of the daze of procrastination. It gives you a literal reference point of what you’ve already accomplished and a clear view of what is next to come.
Please join me next time as we will discuss part 2 of overcoming procrastination.
Thank you for reading! Until next time.