Two Words of Advice for Procrastinators

Two words of advice for procrastinators

Every time you hit snooze on your alarm, ignore your calendar reminder, skip the gym, don’t go to the supermarket while your fridge is empty, and so forth — you become one of the many procrastinators who can’t get things done.

That’s because you’re making a decision to NOT do what you should be doing.

William James said it best:

”When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”

We all know that we should pay the bills, follow our dreams, and improve ourselves. Yet, we delay those things like chronic procrastinators.

If you’re one of us, I have two powerful words for you. If you keep these two words in the back of your mind as you go through life, I promise you will be more productive.

1. Regret

Regret is like a bitter pill that leaves a sour aftertaste. It reminds you of the opportunities you missed, the time you wasted, and the bad feeling of what could have been. 

Mark Twain captured this sentiment perfectly when he said:

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Don’t allow regret to become the narrative of your life. Take action today. You will always look back on life satisfied. At least you did your best.

And that’s all that matters.

2. Accomplishment

Accomplishment is a feeling that no amount of money can buy. It’s a sense of satisfaction that is hard-earned and a testament to your worth.

To me, it’s the best feeling in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

This profound sense of accomplishment can only be experienced when you set a goal and work tirelessly towards achieving it.

When you do what you say, you feel good about yourself. That’s how you strengthen your own sense of self. 

Procrastination is a way of life – choose the opposite

Procrastinators are infamous for their delaying tactics. Strive to be different. Be someone who honors their word.

Always do what you say. 

I understand that it’s easier said than done. I used to be a master procrastinator myself. But everything changed in 2015 when I decided to turn my life around.

Since then, I’ve published 7 books, developed 7 courses, sold over 250K copies of my books, generated 7 figures in revenue, and experienced significant improvements in all aspects of my life.

You can also achieve your goals.

It all begins with a single step. So take that step today

Remember, procrastination is a choice. Make a different one. You won’t regret it.

Strategic Opportunism: How to Thrive in an Unpredictable World

Strategic Opportunism

My next book, The Stoic Path to Wealth, was supposed to come out in February 2024.

But my publisher decided to push it back to July 2024. When I heard about the new publishing date, I already started with the marketing strategy for the new book.

I quickly adjusted and immediately started creating a new strategy with the new timeline in mind. I also began recording the audio version of my third book, Do It Today.

This is quite ironic, but I actually procrastinated on recording the audio version of my own book about overcoming procrastination.

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Timeless Wisdom from Legendary Investors

Timeless Wisdom Market

In the world of investing, it’s often tempting to think that there’s some secret formula or insider knowledge that separates successful investors from the rest. This is where looking at legendary investors can help.

If you look at the wisdom shared by some of the most successful investors of all time, you will find that their principles are surprisingly simple.

These pillars of investing wisdom — patience, knowledge, skill, humility, and discipline, among others —are not exclusive to success in the markets.

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The Secret to Consistency Is Inconsistency

Consistency Inconsistency

I used to think that consistency was about perfection. “If I can’t be perfect it’s just a waste of time,” I would say. I didn’t yet know that occasional inconsistency can actually help my progress.

This type of thinking originates from two places:

  1. A fear of failure: If we talk ourselves out of trying, we can ensure we never fail.
  2. Unrealistic expectations: We tend to overestimate our own abilities.

The old me would get angry if I wasn’t consistent when it came to work, exercise, or other habits. As a result, I was angry every week.

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