OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION: WHEN AND WHERE TO START

People want to know how to stop laziness.

They want to know how to stop procrastination.

They want to plant a seed, so they spend their time watching the wind to determine when is the best time to plant. They want to reap the benefits of creative, hard sustained work, but they spend their days studying the clouds instead of reaping (cf. Ecclesiastes 11:4).

They have an idea in their head … Maybe even a vision. But they don’t know where to start—so they ask: “Where do I start?” “When is the best time to start?”

Here is a simple answer: HERE and NOW. (cf. Ecclesiastes 9:10)

That’s it.

You want to improve? You want to get better? You want to start having devotions? You want to spend more time in prayer? You want to spend more time with your kids? You want to start reading through the Bible in a year? You want to get on a workout program or a clean diet or start a new business? You want to write a book or make a movie or build a house or a computer or an app?

Where do you start? You start right HERE.

When do you start? You start right NOW.

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. – John 9:4

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. – Proverbs 14:23

Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. – Proverbs 20:4

You initiate action.

You GO.

Here is the reality: That idea isn’t going to execute itself. The Bible isn’t going to open itself. That book isn’t going to write itself. Those weights out in the gym—they aren’t going to move themselves. That prayer time wont happen by itself.

YOU HAVE TO DO IT.

And you have to do it now.

So stop thinking about it. Stop dreaming about it. Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it … Stop using the ultra-spiritual cop-out of praying about it.

Start doing it.

Take that first step and Make It Happen.

GET AFTER IT.

HERE and NOW.

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This is my Christian rendition of “Discipline Equals Freedom Field manual” 2017, Willink, St Martin’s Press

  1 comment for “OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION: WHEN AND WHERE TO START

  1. Thapelo Dimpe
    March 3, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    As I read this, I am going through my prospects list for my business and have been vascelating to the point of going into the garden, All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. – Proverbs 14:23

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