How to Stop Procrastinating
Stop Making Excuses
What’s your excuse? People who are good at making excuses are rarely good at anything else. What is your excuse for procrastinating, putting off, not changing your life? The number one excuse I’m hearing: “I’ll get to it when things settle down.” They’re never going to settle down. We live in a rat-race society.
Not next month, next week, tomorrow—right now. Whatever it is you’re going to do, do it now!
Never boast about tomorrow. You don’t know what will happen between now and then. Proverbs 21:1
None of us is guaranteed a tomorrow. You don’t have any guarantee it’s going to be there tomorrow. You say, “I’ll do it someday.” Someday is today! One of these days is none of these days. Do it today. Start right now! I talk to people who say, “I’m aiming to change.” I just want to say, “When are you going to pull the trigger?” They’ve been aiming for years! You start right now! DO IT NOW!
Create a Schedule and Stick to It
If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. You need to designate some specific time slots each week for your subject, for your task. You block it out. Focus on the gain and not the pain. In life there are very few things that are easy.
A wise man plans ahead. A fool doesn’t. Proverbs 13:16
Life is tough. You must push through the frustration and look at the gain beyond the pain. Look at the reward rather than the temporary discomfort. Concentrate on how good you’re going to feel once you’ve finished the task.
So let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we reap a harvest. Galatians 6:9
The wrong question is “What do I feel like doing?” The right question is “What does God want me to do?” Only immature people live by their feelings. Jesus never said life would be easy. Life is all about sacrifice and commitment, but there is a tremendous reward when we push through these barriers.
What tips do you have to share that keep you from procrastinating?