Do you want to be more productive?
Doing this one thing will literally change your life: It’s the “Do It Now” mentality.
Many people have developed a bad habit of procrastination! Psychology Today reports that nearly 20% of all people chronically put things off. A study done by the American Psychological Association showed that the number of people who procrastinate is on the rise, and that it makes people less healthy, less wealthy, and less happy.
The good news is that if a habit can be learned, it can be unlearned. Procrastination is not something you are born with that you cannot overcome. It is a habit…an attitude…a mindset that as you get older tends to become more of who you are, and more of how you see yourself.
But you can change that!
You can begin to break the habit by simply adopting the do it now mentality. This means if it can be done now, then it should be done now. Think about how much happier you’d be, and how much more you would accomplish in a day if you did this.
Adopt the Do It Now mentality!
There’s no question, it’s a battle! But it’s a battle YOU CAN win. The most important battles in your life are those internal battles inside.
There may always be part of you that wants to put things off; but there is also a part of you that wants to be disciplined and productive. Winning the battles inside begins with a decision that you will not give in to the negative mindsets that are holding you back from being all that you can be.
The more small, seemingly insignificant battles you win each day, the more you begin to shift your mentality and build momentum. In the morning, when you wake up, do it now! Throughout the day, do it now! When it’s time to eat, to work out, to make that tough phone call, to finish working on that project, to starting a chore, do it now. In every area of your life, do it now!
The biggest reason we don’t “do it now” is because we just don’t “feel’ like doing it now. The biggest key to the D.I.N. motto is to remember that your feelings have no say! Your feelings are never a part of the equation. A great definition of discipline is to “do what you have to do, when you have to do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
So you don’t feel like doing it…..that’s ok! Do it now anyway. If you allow your feelings to dictate what you do and don’t do, you will get very little done.
Always ask yourself: What is the most productive thing I could be doing right now?
You can develop a new habit of doing it now, and you can break that old habit of putting things off. Decide that that will be your new mindset, be ready to win that inner battle, and don’t let how you feel be in charge of your life!
You’ve got this!