Developing a Game Plan to Overcome Procrastination (Part 8)

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Philippians 2:14-15 says: “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”

Our quote for today is from Babe Ruth. He said: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

Today, we are continuing with Part 8 of our section titled, “Developing a Game Plan to Overcome Procrastination”.

In our last episode, we talked about the merits of recording the talks you have with yourself as a way to get over inertia and procrastination and begin doing the things you know you ought to be doing. Today, we are going to talk about the type of questions you should ask as well as the value or lack thereof in talking with friends and family about the goals you wish to accomplish.

It isn’t your self that you want to analyze, but your behavior. Remember that the goal isn’t analysis, but change.

When people try to analyze themselves they begin to focus on the past, and when they do that they always find many places to put the blame for their shortcomings — parents, siblings, teachers, fate, the company, the boss, the economy, the system. Even if the analysis happens to be correct it isn’t very helpful. So instead of asking such questions as “What’s wrong with me?” or “What made me the way I am?”, it’s far more helpful to ask, “In what ways would I like to change my behavior, and how can I?”

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