Our brains are hardwired to avoid suffering, discomfort and to look for pleasure. We tend to put things off because we feel like we have time to catch up later. That’s not always the case as time waits for no man. The thing you are definitely not willing to do in the future is to regret the past. Especially if these regrets are regarding missed opportunities and wasted time.
Maybe you can’t tell whether you are a suspect of the case of the constant postponing quite yet. Let me tell you bro, procrastination is a learned behaviour, and it can be changed. There’s nothing wrong in taking a break to recharge but there are things you should never postpone.
- Your happiness
Putting your happiness first is also good for your mental health. When you are considerate of yourself and your feelings, you can take better care of yourself and begin to truly love yourself and others. It’s not being selfish or unkind, in fact, it makes you better able to show your loved ones that you care, without feeling taken advantage of or resentful. Remember that if you don’t make yourself happy, no one else will. Be kind to yourself, always.
- Taking action
Here’s a newsflash: There’s never going to be the perfect moment or opportunity. You have to create it and the best way to do that is to act. Now. The longer you put something off the less likely you will actually do it. The most successful people in the world are not the one with “cool” ideas but the ones who put an effort to bring them to life.
- Investing in your future
Don’t wait until something bad happens. Don’t wait until you lose your job. Start now while the situation is still good. Why? Because it takes time to build something. Let’s say you want to build an alternative income stream that you can rely on. You can’t build that overnight. Doing that takes time and persistence. If you don’t start early, it might not have been ready by the time you need it.
- Take calculated risks
A calculated risk is a carefully considered decision that exposes a person to a degree of personal and financial risk that is counterbalanced by a reasonable possibility of benefit. Bro, don’t take any risks just to impress the streets. Taking a risk to achieve a goal requires courage to face the fear of uncertainty. No matter the outcome, either way, we grow through the process and become more resilient and confident. Better yet, building those skills helps in taking more risks and improves the chances of achieving future goals.
- Have a game plan
We all have objectives we want to hit. Unfortunately, most of us never draw up a roadmap for how we are going to reach our targets. When we look at why this is, it usually comes from being overly ambitious. We think we can just change everything at once, so we don’t need a step-by-step game plan. This is often why we don’t succeed. Changing your complete way of life is tough, and doing it all at once is a sure road to failure. Without a game plan is like praying with not action!
Bro, what’s stopping you from achieving your goals?