A Message For Procrastinators

WHAT DO YOU WANT?
WHAT DO YOU ASPIRE TO DO—TO BE—TO HAVE?
DO YOU REALLY WANT IT?

Your problem, Procrastinator, is a discipline problem.
There is no magic key that will change you.
You have to change yourself, and that requires action.
You already know what to do. Just start.

DISCIPLINE = FREEDOM

Building discipline is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.

There are a lot of “motivation articles” out there,
but the only thing that is really going to help you is to GET THINGS DONE.

When you’re sitting at the computer or in front of a TV and
thinking, “I should…”—that is the time to act.

3–2–1–UP!
3–2–1–KEEP GOING!

Craft an impulse to move toward your aspirations,
give yourself a brief countdown, and then
ACT ON IT BEFORE IT PASSES.

That impulse—that’s the seed of your aspiration!
That’s what people call motivation.
You’ve got to water the seed.
Some seeds are tiny and hard to recognize, so you’ve got to look for them.
If you see one, it’s a seed. No other thoughts can be mistaken for
Aspiration Seeds.

Right now, as you’re reading this, do you have an impulse
to stand up and do something?

Forget the Internet! Forget social media! There is nothing there that won’t be there after you face your responsibilities.

There’s no reason not to spend time exercising, or to make yourself a healthy snack rather than just grabbing some chips.
And there’s no reason not to go the extra mile with your work — whether that work might be writing, editing, art, school, college, office work, hobbies, parenting, anything.

Don’t be afraid.

Whenever you think “I should really do x,” change it to,
“I’m doing x right now” instead.
Don’t leave stuff for your future-self to do; your future-self is as much a procrastinator as your present-self!
You have aspirations. You have dreams. You want things.
And it’s time – now rather than later – to work towards those things.

THREE–TWO–ONE–UP.

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(Most credit for this message goes to my Dad; I really wanted to pass it along. Thanks, Dad!!! <3 <3 <3)

7 thoughts on “A Message For Procrastinators”

  1. This is the best thing I’ve read all day. ❤️
    From someone who is incredibly undisciplined, this hit home. I’m definitely going to save this page and come back to it…like every couple days. 😂

    Thanks so much for this post, Dekreel. You’re amazing!

  2. Wow this was so inspiring!! Very relatable…I’m a really productive lazy person who procrastinates because she knows she’s super efficient. *eye roll*

    I’m totally saving this and putting it on my wall and using all of your tips!!!

    I would love another procrastinating post with more tips. 😉

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