Are you feeling overwhelmed by fear and procrastination when it comes to achieving financial success?
Fear and procrastination can be two of the biggest obstacles to achieving financial success.
You know that you need to take action, but fear and procrastination are holding you back from reaching your goals. You feel stuck in a cycle of self-doubt and inaction, unable to move forward with your plans for financial freedom.
You’re not alone. Many people struggle with these issues on a daily basis, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Today, I’m going to share 5 simple ways to overcome procrastination and motivate yourself into action so you can make progress on your goals.
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Hi! I’m Pamela Plick. I help purpose-driven women to overcome feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stuck related to their personal relationship with money so they can become confident, achieve peace of mind, financial freedom and impact without fear. I do this through my signature programs and services, events and community.
Pick Something Small
One of the big reasons we procrastinate is because something feels overwhelming. There’s too much to do, so we choose to forget about it for a little while. It’s a coping mechanism, just not a very productive one. Instead, pick one thing, something small that you can do right now to move you in the right direction. This creates momentum and forces you to take action.
Karen was a hardworking woman with big dreams, but she was struggling to make progress on her goals of financial freedom. She had done her research and knew exactly what steps she needed to take, yet every time she started working on something, fear and procrastination would take over and nothing would get done.
Karen took my advice and chose one small task that she could do right away. She started with something simple: making a budget. Once she had completed this, the momentum kept going and she was able to make considerable progress on her other financial goals.
Set A Time And Go
Another tip that works like a charm is to set a timer. Your phone has one built in, as do most smart watches. Set it for fifteen or twenty minutes and chip away at a task you’ve been procrastinating on. This works just as well for decluttering your closet as it does for reviewing your budget or filling out those dreaded expense reports. If twenty minutes feels too long, start with ten. Again, the goal is to start and do something.
Measure Your Progress
When you’re working on something long-term like getting your finances in order, it can be tempting to procrastinate because it doesn’t seem like you’re making much progress. Instead, prove to yourself that you are getting closer and closer by tracking or measuring it. Make a chart, use a spreadsheet, keep a journal. Find a way to measure your progress and use it to motivate yourself to keep going.
Remind Yourself Of Your Why
When you feel overwhelmed and unmotivated to take action towards achieving financial success, it’s important to remind yourself of why you started in the first place. Keeping your long-term goals in mind can help to keep you motivated when things seem too difficult or overwhelming. It helps to focus on the end result rather than all the individual steps that may need to be taken along the way.
Think about why you want to get the action done. Is it so you can take a trip? Scale your business? Build your savings? Understand your why. Write it down and then keep it front and center. Look at it every day.
I’ve saved the best for last. It’s the easiest but also the most powerful. Hear this. Just get started. That’s right, sometimes all you have to do is just get moving in the right direction. Do something. Do anything. Even if it’s something super small. You get over that initial hump and start to build some momentum.
Ultimately, conquering fear and procrastination requires that you take action. You need to pick something small and manageable, set a timer for yourself, measure your progress, remind yourself of why this matters so much to you, and just get started! By taking these steps today—even if they seem insignificant—you will be on the path towards financial success tomorrow. It’s time to break through those barriers holding you back from achieving your goals – start now and make it happen!
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