How To Overcome Procrastination

 

Do you ever put off important tasks and attend to urgent or more interesting tasks instead? If you struggle with procrastination, it’s a sign there are self-limiting beliefs and emotions in your nervous system that get triggered when challenging tasks surface.

In Albert E.N Gray’s 1940 masterpiece, The Common Denominator of Success, he said the secret behind every person who has ever been successful lies in the fact that “they formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do”.

There will always be things we don’t enjoy doing, but if these tasks bring you closer toward your goal, learning how to overcome procrastination and becoming a master action taker will put you ahead of the game.

Watch the video above to learn how to interrupt the pattern and beat procrastination permanently.

 There are several reasons why we procrastinate:

  • Sometimes we know the task ahead is going to be difficult and may require intense focus, we so try to avoid the ‘pain’ of hard word
  • At other times we put off tasks for the opposite reason – we believe it won’t take us long at all – so it can be done anytime. It’s funny how these tasks often end up being more complex and time consuming than expected. I’ve personally pulled a few all-nighters as a result of putting off these so-called easy tasks.

For many people though, procrastination is a recurring habit and it’s a mental battle we have with ourselves, driven by our self-limiting beliefs

 In the video above, I shared a simple tapping sequence you can use to overcome procrastination. The best time to use this script is when you’re sitting around procrastinating or if you feel a sense of dread about an upcoming task you need to start.

Tapping will neutralise your physical and mental energy around procrastinating so you can approach the task with all of your excitement and brilliance. The best way to measure the effectiveness of tapping is to rate how intense your procrastination feels on a scale of 1 to 10 (where zero means ‘not at all’ and 10 means ‘extremely consuming’. By recording your Intensity Score before and after tapping, you can measure the change.

In my tapping sequence for procrastination, I opened the tapping sequence with the following setup statement:

 “Even though I feel stuck and irritated and I don’t feel like getting this done, I completely love and accept myself”.

Setup statements are expressed while tapping on the karate chop point to open the tapping round. Although they are not compulsory, setup statements can act as circuit breakers to quickly shift you out of a negative state.  

After the setup statement, I shared two tapping scripts:

  1. A neutralising script to clear the negative emotions and beliefs associated with procrastination
  2. An empowering script to shift you into a productive state so that you can take immediate action

 To get the most out of tapping, I recommend running through the neutralising script several times until your Intensity Score drops to a zero. Even though you’ll be expressing negative phrases, tapping is a totally safe way to express your most negative thoughts and emotions without worsening what you’re experiencing.

It may take a few attempts before you overcome procrastination completely, however the good news is that you can follow this tapping sequence anytime you feel the urge to procrastinate.

Over time you will permanently break your cycle of procrastinating and you will become a master of the common denominator of success.  

Comment below and let me know how many neutralising rounds it took for your intensity score drop to zero.

To your success,

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