Procrastinating about the Goals that Matter

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I have been inspired by Marc and Angel’s 10 Things You Must Give up to Move Forward based on principles by Steven R Covey. it was shared by a very good friend of mine through Facebook. So I have decided to put myself out there and write my thoughts on each of the 10 things based on my personal experience and opinion.

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Number 4 | Procrastinating About the Goals that Matter

 

Here is a hard fact. You only have one life. And it is short.

You need to ask yourself:

* What are the goals that matter to you?

* Are you actually Dreamlining – like really writing down your dreams and goals?

* Have you added a date to every single one of your Dreamlines?

* Have you sat down and worked out how much your Dreamlines will cost you?

* Are your goals important enough to actually do something about them?

My guess is, if you aren’t getting any closer, then the answer is no. Even if your Dreamlines take longer than the time you have allocated to them, so what? At least you are making progress, not procrastinating.

I can tell you that I have been procrastinating about my business. Nothing else in life, just that.

So you and I have two choices.

  1. Accept conditions as they exist (and die of terminal boredom) or

  1. Accept responsibility for your life as it is now, and start taking steps to pull your life inline with your goals

By the way, here is a tip: only Dreamline and write goals that will lead you to live an inspired life. A life that you have designed to suit YOU. This is not selfish. You owe it to yourself to feel completely fulfilled by your Dreamlines.

If your biggest Dreamline in life is to be a hammock tester, then figure out how you are going to do that. If you want to work less than 20 hours a week so you can spend time with your family, then Dreamline a way to achieve it. Your goals are yours and yours alone. Not anyone else’s. You might have to make some tough choices to be able to achieve the Dreamlines that really excite you. Look at ways you can manipulate reality to achieve what you want.

So what are the goals that matter to you? Have you been procrastinating? What are you going to do now to make your Dreamlines happen?

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

1 Comment

  • I really need to re-think my goals after reading this. I thought my goals mattered, but I am doing an awful lot of procrastinating. Thanks for making me think.

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