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eternalsunshine06 is doing 3 things including…

stop procrastinating

4 cheers


eternalsunshine06 has written 8 entries about this goal

My final entry

I found my answer to this one. All that is left is instilling it by using the power of habit.


I read: “The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.”

So now I realise that I can’t get rid of procrastination because you can’t do everything that you want all the time. It is a matter of what you choose to do

Nice entry

from T.B “eat that frog”

A major reason for delay and procrastination is a feeling of inadequacy, lack of confidence or inability in a key area of the task. A single area where you feel weak or deficient is enough to discourage you from starting the job at all.
Continually upgrade your skills in your key result areas. Remember, however good you are today, your knowledge and skill is becoming obsolete at a rapid rate. As Pat Riley, the basketball coach said, “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”
One of the most helpful of all time management techniques is for you to get better at your key tasks. Personal and professional improvement is one of the best time savers there is. The better you are at a key task, the more motivated you are to launch into it. The
better you are, the more energy and enthusiasm you have. When you know that you can do a job well, you find it easier to overcome procrastination and get the job done faster and better than under any other circumstances.
One piece of information or one additional skill can make an enormous difference in your ability to do the job well. Identify the most important things you do and then make a plan to continually upgrade your skills in those areas.


I am abit better than when I started working on this nasty habit (that is to say least I get one task done per day – but not necessarily the most important one). You see where my problem is.

I have developed this habit because at an early age recognised I was not readily “punished” (or face the consequences immediately). Now it is much more different and I realise I cannot regain the time lost.

I am learning to put myself in motion and erase the first impulse of “not doing”... to consciously change that to “can do” and the final part “Just DO IT”!!

Success means you make things happen

I have been procrastinating for the past 2 hrs
and I wind up on 43 things…
Stop stop stop! going to study! d/c myself from the net…bye!

Success means you make things happen
Procrastination – the failure to make things happen


So, I haven’t been procrastinating as in wasting time doing nothing worthwhile but yes, I have not achieved what I wanted in the first place. This is because have have too many Quadrant 3 and Quadrant 1 things happening.

Let’s move it up a notch and put more focus on Quadrant 2.


“We live life like a student writing a paper—either as the procrastinator or the planner. The procrastinator feels out of control,and each passing year is a source of desperation. The planner finishes what needs to be done, and treats each passing year as a sign of accomplishment”


I guess you know why my list hasn’t diminished from the time I added my previous’s because I didn’t overcome this lousy habit!!
However, I think I am pretty comfortable with what I HAVE done within the past 12hrs. Let the trend continue!

eternalsunshine06 has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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