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Stop Procrastination – Finish What You Start

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It is terrific to know you can beat procrastination if you finish what you start. Procrastination is that thing that causes us to put off until some future date the things we should be doing today. Procrastination hurts productivity, profitability, and self-esteem. One way to kick procrastination in the butt is to finish what you start. Instead of starting and stopping many jobs during the day, pick a job, start it and stick with it until it is done.

For most people, the to-do list is long and ever-growing. Sometimes it seems as if nothing ever leaves the list because so much time is spent adding things to the list. In order to control procrastination, one must not be afraid of one’s to-do list. When a person is controlled by her to do list she starts one thing, then sees another important task, so drops the first and goes back to the second then another fire comes out that needs attention. That first task is still sitting there undone, half done and is now a mess. So, she procrastinates and starts the cycle again with another task. At the end of the day, she looks back at her to do list and sees a bunch of half done tasks that she can not stand to see.
What if instead, she looked at her to do list, picked a task and worked on it until it was complete. Instead of interrupting herself to handle some new item on the list she completed the first task and then addressed the new important task on the to-do list. At the end of the day, that first list would be done, completely done. The new important task that arose would be done. In short, she would be able to look back at the to-do list with pride of completion. Instead of being controlled by her to do list or allowing procrastination to keep her from moving, she would be the master of the to-do list and ended the day with a feeling of success.
It is important to develop good habits, to have practices that lead to good results. If you start working on an item in your to-do list and keep at that item until it is done, you can transfer that behavior over to other areas of your life. Complete the laundry before working on the dishes. Complete one chore before moving to the next. This habit will help you be organized, procrastinate less and feel good about yourself and what you do accomplish. Always remember as you start each task on your to-do list, do not procrastinate, keep your mind on your mission and your mission on your mind.
In conclusion, it is terrific to know you can beat procrastination if you finish what you start. So, the question for you this terrific day is, do you have what it takes to finish what you start?



21 thoughts on “Stop Procrastination – Finish What You Start”
  1. I agree. Procrastinating is not a healthy habit.

  2. I’m a huge procastinator and can never seem to finish what I start, or I start and finish weeks later if ever at all.

  3. I used to be that way also. I wonder if it’s because as we get older we have more responsibilities and go that hard at everything.

  4. I love that quote. Sometimes I get so much on my to-do list that I feel overwhelmed. But I need to just remember to keep going!

  5. I use to be able to perform at my greatest levels working last minute. As I get older, that just doesn’t cut it anymore.

  6. Procrastination is one of my biggest faults. I always finish what I start, but I always wait until the last minute.

  7. With my mind on my mission, and my mission on my mind!! LOL Fun way to remember it…of course I’m singing it to the Snoop tune, lol.

  8. I have been trying to finish a post for weeks and still don’t have the motivation to finish it. Maybe this post is what I need to get motivated.

  9. Thankfully, I’m done with my procrastination days.

  10. Yes! I need to disconnect and turn off everything! Then I can get everything done that I need to get done!

  11. I have cut back on procrastinating lately. I installed an app that shows me how productive I am each day and so far things are going good.

  12. That is exactly what I have been doing of late. I do each thing on the list, one at a time – no matter if they are related or not. Today I got so much done by not procrastinating. The problem is knowing that you can stop at a certain time!

  13. I try hard but sometimes my path is hard to follow. I hate it when I get behind – so hard to catch up

  14. I try not to be a procrastinator but it never fails.

  15. I’m terrible about procrastinating. I try not too, but something always comes along and I end up pushing things back.

  16. Easier said than done. I try, but sometimes I can’t help but put things off.

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