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Stop the Excuses - Do It Now!
"It is time to make the time." Henry Dumas
Often when I work with clients to resolve a problem, we end up focusing on some difficult, recurring issue. At this point, clients often come up with reasons why they cannot address the exercise necessary to move ahead with our work. Here are some examples:
Of course, life gets in the way of the best laid plans. Emergencies come up and everything is put on hold until the crisis passes. However, if the same problems keep appearing along with the same justifications for delay, it is time to stop and assess what's really going on. Ask yourself – is it harmless procrastination or persistent avoidance?
If you never get to your seemingly non-critical projects, your business won't move forward and serious problems will develop down the road. In all of these instances, the clients preferred the busyness of focusing on tasks which helped them avoid larger important issues. These unaddressed situations will eventually absorb their time, energy and attention.
Sometimes we admit to procrastinating, but at other times we convince ourselves that we really don't have the time. Well, take control of your time and your challenges. Control is in your hands and your's alone. Here are some tips:
Like those of us who struggle with weight loss know: if we put off dealing with those extra pounds until after the party, when the weather gets better, or even just next week, it won't happen. Stop delaying and making excuses. Take control and do it NOW.
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