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Friday, May 17, 2013

Leaders Don't Procrastinate

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.  ~ Olin Miller

Don’t you find it hard, some days, to just get motivated?  The more you think about what you need to do, the more mountainous it seems?  It is easy to put off those things that you don't feel like doing - however, they will start to fester and grow teeth.  Next thing you know, they're biting you in the rear!  You put it off thinking it will be easy and then every time you think about groan.   Suddenly, your energy is drained.  You may think you are prioritizing but guess what?  You are not.  Prioritizing is putting important things first, procrastinating is putting off important things.  Leaders don't procrastinate. They get the important things done before they become problems.

1. Close your eyes
2. Breathe
3. Empty your mind
4. As thoughts come in, acknowledge and whisk them away
5. Focus on your breathing
6. Think about the affirmation:

I will get important things done first.


  1. It is about intentionality and seeing distractions for what they are. Meditating upon the affirmation "I will get important things done first" spurs within the desire to persevere and nurtures one's ability to succeed regardless of one's 'feelings' about the task at hand. When procrastination shows itself, take a few minutes and analyze why. Seeking the truth of the matter will reveal how foolish the procrastination is.

  2. Marilyn, I couldn't agree more! Thank you for your comment! I like "seek the truth of the matter!" Cheers!