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Why Procrastination Is Your Worst Enemy

Do you sometimes put things off and say to yourself that you will get to it later? Let me guess, somehow later never seems to come. Are you so freaking busy that you know you have something that you need to do but because of your schedule you postpone it for another day? Let me guess again, that day is not good either? This is just two excuses that people have all the time, better known as Procrastination. We all suffer from this from time to time and we think that it is no big deal, because we can always get to whatever it is later. But that is just not the case.

So do you want to know why procrastination is your worst enemy? It’s your worst enemy because it is a killer of time. Time is something that we all have and we all have the same 24 hours in each day, but we let procrastination steal it away from us. Sometimes we do not even realize that this has happened.

Time is a precious gift that should not be taken advantage of and if we stop allowing procrastination to steal it away we can accomplish a lot more than we have before.

Let’s think about your day and what takes place. If you are a Network Marketer, do you plan out what you are going to do? Do you have a set schedule you follow to accomplish specific activities? Do you find yourself going through your day not completing what it is you set out to do? In your business, you know that you have some key activities that you must do if you ever want to be successful, such as recruiting, selling your product or service and building relationships.

If we start with recruiting and building relationships, you have to pick up a phone and call your prospects and get to know them, But if you say to yourself, “I will call them later, I have to check my e-mail first”, You are procrastinating! If you need to sell your product or service to get a bonus in your comp plan and you say, “Well my favorite show is on so I will go sell it after it goes off”, You are procrastinating. Does this sound familiar, of course it does, I was guilty of the same thing for months and sometimes I even slip, and that ugly head of procrastination sneaks in and wreaks havoc on my business.

When you suffer from this affliction, you cannot make any money, because you need to be doing income producing activities and let me tell you watching you favorite show does not produce any income for you. It does however provide income for the show that you are watching. Now how crazy is that?

Don’t let procrastination control you life, learn how to stop putting off things that you could do today until tomorrow, because whether you know it or not, you are not promised tomorrow.

Just doing one small correct thing each day can keep you on the right track and stop you from missing out on opportunities because you waited. Remember good things come to those who wait, BUT not for those who wait too late.


To the TOP,

Shawn Johnson

“Super Doer”

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  • lorirobertson7 March 11, 2010, 8:43 am

    Great post Shawn, we all suffer from procrastination from time to time and it can definitely stop you from reaching your goals and your success. Thanks I really enjoyed it!

  • Shawn Johnson March 11, 2010, 10:52 am

    Thanks Lori!

  • Shawn Johnson June 19, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Thanks Maura for the comment and retweet.

  • Shawn Johnson June 19, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Thanks Maura for the comment and retweet.

  • Joanie McMahon June 9, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Shawn, its great to have some ideas about why we are procrastinating. I always know that if I am not doing something and I am tuned in to myself, it always means that the energy is not lined up yet. If I wait with no worries, I am always led to the perfect time to act. So glad to by visiting your site. Joanie

  • Shawn Johnson June 9, 2011, 7:59 pm


    Thanks for your feedback. Being the human that I am I still battle this from time to time. But I have found out we sometimes try to control the outcomes of situations which make us procrastinate to avoid a particular outcome. I thought this sounded weird until I really say back and evaluated why I procrastinated.

  • Cesar Avila October 29, 2016, 7:52 pm

    Hey Shawn. Nice to see you again it is a great post and super information. Love the value.

    • easypick October 30, 2016, 9:20 pm

      Glad you stopped by Cesar. I my content was of value to you and I look to see future comments from you. Thanks for visiting!

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