Steven Pressfield: “Turning pro is a mindset. If we struggle with fear, self-sabotage, Procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is that we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.”
My Lizard Brain
My Lizard Brain 🦎🧠:
Do you find yourself procrastinating and avoiding important tasks? 🤔 You’re not alone! Many of us struggle with our “lizard brain” or inner head trash that tells us to put off what we need to do. 🚫 But here’s the thing: Procrastination is the disease of people with low incomes, holding you back from reaching your potential. 💪
Recognising and Understanding Procrastination
To overcome Procrastination, recognise that you’re doing it, and then work out why. Usually, it’s because we avoid tasks that we don’t enjoy or find overwhelming. 🤯 But understanding Procrastination is pivotal, and discerning the ‘why’ behind it is equally crucial. Typically, it stems from a desire to evade tasks that we find less enjoyable or seemingly impossible.
Focusing on What Truly Matters
But here’s the solution: focus on the big stuff. 🎯 The things that make a difference and move you – and your business – towards your goals. Tackling these tasks will help you grow and succeed, even if it is uncomfortable or difficult. 🌟 Channel your energy towards the endeavours that make a difference and propel you – and potentially your business – towards your objectives. Even when it’s nestled in discomfort or difficulty, addressing these tasks head-on will catalyse your growth and pave the way towards success.
The Continuous Battle Against Procrastination
Don’t let Procrastination win. Fight it with every sinew, and spend productive time on the things that matter most. Procrastination may never be cured, but you can control it with dedication. 🙌 Procrastination is a persistent adversary. It doesn’t wave a white flag quickly. The key is not to eradicate it but to harness control over it. Don’t permit Procrastination to claim victory. Combat it with every fibre of your being, and allocate your productive time to matters of paramount importance.
Procrastination, albeit a common struggle, is not impossible. You will never lose the lizard brain, but understanding its roots, focusing on impactful tasks, and maintaining a relentless fight against it pave the way towards productivity and a life that realises its fullest potential.
Five Strategies to Sidestep Procrastination
1. Break Tasks into Manageable Pieces: Divide larger tasks into smaller, achievable segments, making them less daunting and more approachable.
2. Use Time Blocking: Allocate specific time blocks for tasks, ensuring dedicated focus and minimising distractions.
3. Implement the 2-Minute Rule: Do it immediately if a task takes less than 2 minutes to complete. This small step can kickstart a productive session.
4. Reward System: Establish a reward system to celebrate small victories, providing positive reinforcement for task completion.
5. Mindfulness and Meditation: Engage in mindfulness exercises and meditation to manage stress and enhance focus, thereby reducing the allure of Procrastination.
Embark on your journey armed with these strategies, and remember: the battle against Procrastination is won through consistent, mindful actions. Let’s step into a future where our actions today sculpt a tomorrow filled with achieved goals and realised dreams. 🚀