'FIND OUT AND DO WHATEVER THE LORD WANTS YOU TO.' EPH 5:17 TLB
To overcome procrastination you must:
(1) Take responsibility for your life. No matter how hard you wish, the tooth fairy isn't going to come while you're sleeping and replace failure with success. Great souls have wills, feeble souls have wishes. You need to do something!
(2) Examine your excuses. An excuse puts the blame on something other than you, which means the solution is beyond your reach. Excuses are like exit signs on the road of progress; they take us off track. It's easier to move from failure to success other than excuses to success. So examine your excuses and eliminate them.
(3) focus on the benefits of completing task. To get you over the hump, focus on what you'll get out of it when you get it done. Will it bring you benefit? Clear the way for something else you'd like to do? Be a milestone in your personal development or the completion of something bigger? Will it help to clear the decks for you emotionally? Admiral William Halsey said, “problems become smaller if you confront them. Touch a thistle timidly and it pricks you, grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.'
(4) Ask for help. Columbus didn't discover the New World on his own, he needed a crew. Speaking of the church, Paul writes, “Each part...help the other parts grow' (Eph 4:16 NLT). There's no way to value the assistance others can give you when it comes to breaking old habits and beginning new ones. Yes, it means taking a risk because you will be vulnerable in sharing your hopes and fears. But the risk is worth taking.
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: I Kings 18:16-20:43, Mark 14:66-72, Ps 124, Pr 12:26 www.mpbs247.org
Soul Food Reading: I Kings 18:16-20:43, Mark 14:66-72, Ps 124, Pr 12:26