January 5th, 2016 3 secret reasons people procrastinate
3 Secret Reasons People Procrastinate on Their Dreams
Many people procrastinate on their dreams, without fully knowing why.
They’re about to take a step toward reaching a goal and creating a life they love… and suddenly a day, a week, or a month has gone by, and little or nothing has changed!
If this has happened to you, it probably isn’t your fault… but there IS something you can do TODAY to break that pattern forever.
In this blog post, I’m going to reveal three little-known reasons why people procrastinate on their dreams, as well as how to escape those procrastination traps, so you can build a life you LOVE in 2016.
Reason #1: Your goals lack the special ingredients that inspire and motivate you
Many goals feel inspiring when they’re first created. But as time goes by, the sparkle fades, and they just don’t create the same motivation they used to.
Because they lack these 3 ingredients that every goal needs:
“I’m going to start a business” and “I’m going to lose weight” are good concepts, but they’re too vague for your emotions and the Law of Attraction to latch onto, and they aren’t specific enough to guide you in forming an actionable plan.
Because of this, they cause people to feel directionless and overwhelmed, and to procrastinate because they don’t know which actions to take and when to take them.
That’s why it’s important to choose specific amounts, actions and timeframes when making your goals. “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by April 30”, and “I’m going to create a website and start an online life coaching business by the end of January” are examples of more specific goals.
When you know exactly what you want to accomplish and when, you’re better equipped to determine which actions you need to take and when you need to take them in order to reach your goal.
While specificity in your overall goals will guide your actions, it’s the details that help you to stay motivated.
What will you FEEL like when you lose those 30 pounds? How will your daily life be different when you’re light, healthy, energetic, strong, and able to fit in your favorite clothes and partake in all the activities for which you used to be too tired?
How many lives are you going to change through your coaching? How much money do you want to make, and how much free time do you want to have? Where will you live? What will your daily life look like?
When you include details like this in your vision for your future, you’re more motivated because there’s a clear and tantalizing reward waiting for you, instead of a vague hope that things will be better someday.
3. Alignment with your REAL desires and dreams
Too often, people create their goals based on what they THINK they can have, not on what they’d truly LOVE. But goals like that won’t motivate you, because they aren’t what you really desire.
If you want to create a life you love, and to feel inspired to work toward your goal, you have to choose goals that are truly aligned with the life you want to live.
So instead of asking yourself “What can I have?”, ask yourself: “What would I love?”
Reason #2: Their subconscious minds are resisting their dreams
When people have created a specific, detailed goal that’s aligned with their dreams, they often encounter a second obstacle:
Their subconscious minds resist their dreams, because being poor, unhealthy, alone, busy or unfulfilled is part of their self-image, and the idea of being healthy, loved, relaxed and successful feels alien to them.
As a result, they either procrastinate on taking actions that would create this new and unfamiliar reality, or they change their lives, only to quickly revert back to the familiar status quo.
Before your dream can become your external reality, you have to help your subconscious to become accustomed to your new and better life. I’ve found that the best way to do that is to vividly imagine myself living my dreams, as if they were already my tangible day-to-day reality.
When I started doing this, I began to see myself as a person who was successful, loved, healthy, happy and making a difference in the world. My subconscious began to cooperate with me instead of resisting me, and the temptation to procrastinate started melting away.
Reason #3: The time isn’t “right”
Another common source of procrastination is the belief that the time isn’t right – that you need to wait until you have more money, time or skills, or until the perfect opportunity appears.
But while you’re waiting for the resources and opportunities for your dream to appear, they’re also waiting for you to bring them into being!
There will never be a “perfect time” to start building a life you love. The only time you have is now, and the way to create the time, money, skills and connections you need is to do what you can with what you have, starting today.
Here’s a step you can take TODAY to make your dream life happen in 2016:
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