You have a dream.
A big goal that you want to accomplish in life.
However, chances are that you haven’t actually started working on it.
You are quick with reasons (excuses) as to why you haven’t pursued it.
You dream about it. You think about it. So, why aren’t you doing it?
Procrastinating is Easy
Some people spend their entire lives putting off their dreams.
They talk about them endlessly, but they never take action.
They never start. And thus, are doomed to never accomplish their goals.
Whatever your dream, you have to get up off the couch and do the work.
Here are 5 Reasons You are Procrastinating on Your Dreams:
- You Don’t Have the Time – It’s more accurate to say you don’t make the time. Making your dreams a reality requires the investment of time. That means you’ll have to take the time from other activities in your life to put it into your goals.
- You Don’t Know Where to Start – In other words, you don’t have a plan. One easy way to overcome this obstacle is to start an outline of the tasks required to reach your goal. Don’t overthink this. A simple list of the tasks is all you need.
- You Aren’t Sure How to Do It – Lack of information or knowledge used to be an easy excuse for procrastination. However, between the Internet and YouTube you can learn how to do almost any task in a few minutes, or at least learn enough information about what will be required.
- You Are Too Comfortable – Is your procrastination related to being too comfortable? After all it is easier to stick with the status quo than do the hard work to get to a better place. You might need to make a drastic change to get yourself out of your comfort zone.
- You Lack Motivation – What will it take to motivate you to get up and act? One tactic is to write out a vision of how things will change if you accomplish your dream. Spell out the positive impacts on your life and circumstances. Having a clear vision of those benefits can be a powerful source of motivation.
Action Instead of Excuses
Making excuses for not pursuing your dreams is easy. In fact, you probably spend more time making the excuses than doing the tough work required to make your big goals a reality.
Yet, if you don’t get past procrastination and into action you will never see progress.
It doesn’t have to be a big step. In fact, most big goal are accomplished through the repetition of many small actions.
What small step can you take today to overcome your procrastination, and take a step closer to your dreams?
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