Get into the action habit .

After you have read this short article how will you feel about your habits? Are you a do it now person? There is a shortage of leaders who have the ability to get things done, to get results. Most people procrastinate much to often.

When you study both groups of people successful and average you will learn that successful people are active and average people are passive and procrastinate duties until another day. The successful person takes action, will follow through on ideas and gets things done. The average person will delay and find excuse why he can't.

If you are an action person this article is not for your. On the other hand if you are an individual who put off until tomorrow or the day after, this article has some helpful points to help you get a start. A start is a beginning and this is all it takes to shake loose.

University of Calgary professor Piers Steel states "In 1978, only about 5 percent of the American public thought of themselves as chronic procrastinators. Now it's 26 percent."

There are so many ways to kill our valuable time. TV, internet, cell phones, iPods and Blackberries. It is contagious. Remember this. Time is the oneprecious thing we cannot replace. Once it is passed or wasted you can never recover it.

Some procrasticate by over thinking a task and not stepping through it.

These action or non-action habits flow through all areas of ones life. The successful person or person of action gets things done and in the process gains self-confidence and more income. The person who doesn't get things done loses self-confidence in himself and lives a mediocre life.

Here are some ways to get into the action habit:

  1. Do unpleasant talks first. When completed you will be proud of yourself.
  2. If you have a big job ahead, break it off into small pieces and get to work.
  3. We all have to do things we would prefer not. Fake it and do it anyway. You will soon realize that it is not as bad as you thought. When I was in college one of my requires subjects was physics. If I had to read a chapter I would pretend it was the most exciting book I had ever read and soon I was really into it. Try it. It works.
  4. If you can't make up your mind about a task or idea try this. Before going to sleep ask your subconscious the question. When you get the answer follow through. Take a risk. Set a deadline.
  5. Honor the fact that you are not perfect. Do your best and this is enough. If you wait for perfection you will never get started.
  6. If you are starting a new venture, expect obstacles, and difficulties. Every venture present risks and uncertainty.
Think in terms of now to get things accomplished. Thinking in terms of sometime or someday usually means failure.

John Wanamaker said "Nothing comes merely by thinking about it."

Finally "People who procrastinate tend to be less healthy, less wealthy and less happy," according to University of Calgary professor Piers Steel.

How are you habits?


Harriette is a successful internet marketer who love coaching and teaching others how to achieve the lifestyle of their dreams. She has learned many life lessons and she willingly share ideas through her writing. She knows these lessons are important to a person's total success, personal and business.

She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, former General Motors car dealer, started and operated her own successful staffing agency and advertising weekly newspaper. In her professional lif...

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