ATTITUDINAL ENEMY: PROCRASTINATION – PART 2

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ATTITUDINAL ENEMY
Don Marquis defined procrastination as the art of keeping up with yesterday. Unfortunately, this attitudinal enemy of change looks like an opportunity to be stress free but it’s the beginning of someone’s failure in life. Yes! If you don’t do it now or today, you have eventually missed your chances and unusual opportunities to soar and to be successful in any ramifications of life irrespectively. Many don’t know that procrastination is like a grave, it swallows great potentials, ideas, platforms, success chances and advantages in a man’s lifetime. It’s an enemy that can’t operate without your permission. Hear what John added, “procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” Many individuals are fond of the word ” I’ll do it tomorrow or next week or next month, or some will even say that i will go for it next year. They don’t know that trying to be stress-free is to put their potentials, performance, and results into the grave. Run away from set of procrastinators close to you, because procrastination is so contagious. And don’t get me wrong, you been in a state of preparing, training or setting is different from procrastination. I cherish the times of setting back and retreat in order to get prepared enough for your vision and dreams. Even in the place of preparation, it’s expedient you do what should be done now right away. Abraham Lincoln nailed, “you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

Have this and keep it, opportunity will never come to you and sit you down to tell you the exact time; minutes, hour, day, week or month that it will come to you in order to succeed, but from my experiences as a life coach, I’m very sure that it can come at any unspecified time, and when it comes it will penetrate through your past and ongoing works. Therefore, opportunities carry channels alongside, and at this junction what you’ve done and what you’re doing now will determine your successes in life. That’s why you must pay a good attention to your actions. It speaks louder and calls you in attracting great chances to achieve. Popularly known Thomas Edison mused, ” opportunity is missed by most folks because it’s dressed in overall and looks like bigger work.”

Frantically, a lethargic fellow is a procrastinator, and he or she is more or less like a person who commits suicide. Note this, there’s no how you allow laziness that you won’t procrastinate, your future inclusive. So, few things are more dangerous to a person’s character than having nothing to do and plenty of time to do it. And the truth is, any life that procrastinates faces more to do in life. You can’t dodge that, only if you want a miserable life. Let me shock you, those who live miserably face more stress and burdens in life. I agree with Edwin Markum, he nailed that “when a duty comes knocking at your gate welcome him in, for if you bid him wait, it will depart only to come ones small and bring seven other duties to your door.” And trust me with this statement, because I know that the seven other duties it will bring will be harder and overstrain you the more due to the virtue of time passed on it.

Moreover, procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill. It has the capacity to terminate dreams and goals if you allow it. For when a procrastinator has finally made up his mind, the opportunity to actualize his or her ambition, goal and decision has gone eventually. This has been the major cause of problems for many lives which posses this bad attitudinal enemy, that’s the reason why they can’t run after their decisions, aims or ambitions to the stage of realization.

This enemy of positive change dodges stress and later dazzles the most strenuous job easily. That was why Sir Josiah Stamp emphasized that, ” it is easy to dodge our responsibilities but we can’t dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” This is why most people who sit around waiting for their ship to come in often find it is hardship. Yes! Because procrastination wastes time and time is wealth and while destiny works with time. Note this, when there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller. Mae West emphasized, “he who hesitates is last.”

ACTION LINE.
You cannot rely on long-term consequences and rewards to motivate the present self. Instead, you have to find a way to move future rewards or punishments into the present moment. You have to make the future consequences become present consequences. This is exactly what happens during the moment when we finally move beyond procrastination and take action.

For instance, let’s say you have a project or report to write. You’ve known about it for weeks and you continued to put it off day after day. You’ll surely experience a little bit of nagging pain and anxiety thinking about this project or report you have to write if you’re the serious type anyway but not enough to do anything about it. Then, suddenly, the day before the deadline, the future consequences turn into present consequences, and you write that report hours before it is due. The pain of procrastinating finally escalated and you crossed the “Action Line.”

The action line is the only answer to this procrastinating generation. However, this generation is a blessed one but the youths of this generation wear procrastination as gown, and in it they shamelessly open their mouth to complain, murmur and abuse parents, government and guidance that are once victims and now results of procrastination they made in times past. If truly youths are the leaders of tomorrow, that means today opens tomorrow. Anything or any step we take today will determine the outcome tomorrow brings. To all politicians, entrepreneurs, leaders, visionaries, speakers, teachers, professionals, parents, and individuals let’s stop procrastinating the best actions and works that fit today, in them are potentials that carry the greatness and results we want the future to birth for individuals and the nation as a whole.
The best action now is to take the best action!

There is something important to note here. As soon as you cross the Action Line, the pain begins to subside. In fact, being in the middle of procrastination is often more painful than being in the middle of doing the work. The guilt, shame, and anxiety that you feel while procrastinating are usually worse than the effort and energy you have to put in while you’re working. The problem is not doing the work, it’s starting the work.

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In every time and season are great potentials and opportunities, once you procrastinate, you missed them alongside your time that’s being wasted. And the solution to it would have been if you can reverse your age. Therefore, you must be bold and determined enough to conquer the thief of time not to rub you. Say this to yourself that one of these days I’m going to get help for my procrastination problem. Those things that come to a man who waits seldom turn out to be things he waited for. And in the calendar of a procrastinator, tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. Don’t be one!
WARNING: Dates on the calendar are closer than they appear.

Cheers!

Procrastination Article Written by Oluwasegun A. Sunday

ATTITUDINAL ENEMY: PROCRASTINATION – PART 2

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ATTITUDINAL ENEMY
Don Marquis defined procrastination as the art of keeping up with yesterday. Unfortunately, this attitudinal enemy of change looks like an opportunity to be stress free but it’s the beginning of someone’s failure in life. Yes! If you don’t do it now or today, you have eventually missed your chances and unusual opportunities to soar and to be successful in any ramifications of life irrespectively. Many don’t know that procrastination is like a grave, it swallows potentials, ideas, platforms, success chances and advantages in a man’s lifetime. It’s an enemy that can’t operate without your permission. Hear what John added, “procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” Many individuals are fond of the word ” I’ll do it tomorrow or next week or next month, or some will even say that i will go for it next year. They don’t know that trying to be stress-free is to put their potentials, performance, and results into the grave. Run away from set of procrastinators close to you, because procrastination is so contagious. And don’t get me wrong, you been in a state of preparing, training or setting is different from procrastination. I cherish the times of setting back and retreat in order to get prepared enough for your vision and dreams. Even in the place of preparation, it’s expedient you do what should be done now right away. Abraham Lincoln nailed, “you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

Have this and keep it, opportunity will never come to you and sit you down to tell you the exact time; minutes, hour, day, week or month that it will come to you in order to succeed, but from my experiences as a life coach, I’m very sure that it can come at any unspecified time, and when it comes it will penetrate through your past and ongoing works. Therefore, opportunities carry channels alongside, and at this junction what you’ve done and what you’re doing now will determine your successes in life. That’s why you must pay a good attention to your actions. It speaks louder and calls you in attracting great chances to achieve. Popularly known Thomas Edison mused, ” opportunity is missed by most folks because it’s dressed in overall and looks like bigger work.”

Frantically, a lethargic fellow is a procrastinator, and he or she is more or less like a person who commits suicide. Note this, there’s no how you allow laziness that you won’t procrastinate, your future inclusive. So, few things are more dangerous to a person’s character than having nothing to do and plenty of time to do it. And the truth is, any life that procrastinates faces more to do in life. You can’t dodge that, only if you want a miserable life. Let me shock you, those who live miserably face more stress and burdens in life. I agree with Edwin Markum, he nailed that “when a duty comes knocking at your gate welcome him in, for if you bid him wait, it will depart only to come ones small and bring seven other duties to your door.” And trust me with this statement, because I know that the seven other duties it will bring will be harder and overstrain you the more due to the virtue of time passed on it.

Moreover, procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill. It has the capacity to terminate dreams and goals if you allow it. For when a procrastinator has finally made up his mind, the opportunity to actualize his or her ambition, goal and decision has gone eventually. This has been the major cause of problems for many lives which posses this bad attitudinal enemy, that’s the reason why they can’t run after their decisions, aims or ambitions to the stage of realization.

This enemy of positive change dodges stress and later dazzles the most strenuous job easily. That was why Sir Josiah Stamp emphasized that, ” it is easy to dodge our responsibilities but we can’t dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” This is why most people who sit around waiting for their ship to come in often find it is hardship. Yes! Because procrastination wastes time and time is wealth and while destiny works with time. Note this, when there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller. Mae West emphasized, “he who hesitates is last.”

ACTION LINE
You cannot rely on long-term consequences and rewards to motivate the present self. Instead, you have to find a way to move future rewards or punishments into the present moment. You have to make the future consequences become present consequences. This is exactly what happens during the moment when we finally move beyond procrastination and take action.

For instance, let’s say you have a project or report to write. You’ve known about it for weeks and you continued to put it off day after day. You’ll surely experience a little bit of nagging pain and anxiety thinking about this project or report you have to write if you’re the serious type anyway but not enough to do anything about it. Then, suddenly, the day before the deadline, the future consequences turn into present consequences, and you write that report hours before it is due. The pain of procrastinating finally escalated and you crossed the “Action Line.”

The action line is the only answer to this procrastinating generation. However, this generation is a blessed one but the youths of this generation wear procrastination as gown, and in it they shamelessly open their mouth to complain, murmur and abuse parents, government and guidance that are once victims and now results of procrastination they made in times past. If truly youths are the leaders of tomorrow, that means today opens tomorrow. Anything or any step we take today will determine the outcome tomorrow brings. To all politicians, entrepreneurs, leaders, visionaries, speakers, teachers, professionals, parents, and individuals let’s stop procrastinating the best actions and works that fit today, in them are potentials that carry the greatness and results we want the future to birth for individuals and the nation as a whole.
The best action now is to take the best action!

There is something important to note here. As soon as you cross the Action Line, the pain begins to subside. In fact, being in the middle of procrastination is often more painful than being in the middle of doing the work. The guilt, shame, and anxiety that you feel while procrastinating are usually worse than the effort and energy you have to put in while you’re working. The problem is not doing the work, it’s starting the work.

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In every time and season are great potentials and opportunities, once you procrastinate, you missed them alongside your time that’s being wasted. And the solution to it would have been if you can reverse your age. Therefore, you must be bold and determined enough to conquer the thief of time not to rub you. Say this to yourself that one of these days I’m going to get help for my procrastination problem. Those things that come to a man who waits seldom turn out to be things he waited for. And in the calendar of a procrastinator, tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. Don’t be one!
WARNING: Dates on the calendar are closer than they appear.

Cheers!

Procrastination Article Written by Oluwasegun A. Sunday

ENEMY OF POSITIVE SHIFT: PROCRASTINATION – PART 1

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Touch a thistle timidly, it pricks you, grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble! Many young folks, good readers and decision makers still find it so difficult to institute a dramatic positive shift in their endeavours respectively. And the question is why? Because it definitely shows that acquiring knowledge isn’t good enough, just imaging you have the key to open a shut door in your hand and the door still remains shut. I’ll be emphasizing on the main problem of so many individuals who have overwhelming good visions, dreams, goals, ambitions etc but they thought having all these knowledge of setting goals and visions are all to have in getting actual results. No! After acquiring any information or knowledge or growing interest as pertaining any thing or sphere in life, there are still pertinent steps to execute in order to get the satisfactory results. I’m here to inform and ignite you that there’s a deceitful act that has delayed and terminated many big dreams, powerful visions and profitable goals. What’s that negative force? It’s procrastination.

From studies and observations, it’s ascertained that this act is a negative force; it’s an attitudinal enemy against positive change which is always used to forestall dramatic change in people’s lives, and if you’re a victim of this willingly or ignorantly, this inspirational article by Oluwasegun A. Sunday will be of a big help. Procrastination as a disastrous habit, has destroyed many lives that embraced it as their habit or norm intentionally and ignorantly. It’s a habit you must not welcome into your life at all.

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Napoleon Hill quoted and I quote, “it’s a bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” That looks closer right? But the pain is that for someone’s else “the day before yesterday” might be 2 to 4 decades ago or someone’s 3years to 7 years ago or it might even be few weeks ago. Can you see the loss of time? Perhaps, time is life and don’t forget that time is wealth too. David Oyedepo quoted and I quote, “time isn’t to be spent, it’s to be invested.” Millions of individuals are victims of this negative force everyday. Procrastination isn’t what you should joke with, check your life and be deliberate about overcoming this bad habit and negative force that has buried great treasures and potentials.

PROCRASTINATION DEFINED
The act “procrastination” is a powerful weapon of deferment and delay; delay to make a meaningful, impactful and productive shift, outcome or change. If you can’t record any positive shift at the end of a year that means you’ve procrastinated your results. You asked how right? Yea, i will show you now.

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished now.
It means the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones. Thus, putting off impending tasks to a later time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the “last minute” before a deadline. So many individuals and bodies are fond of getting things operated at the later hour, not knowing that this bad habit has done them a lot of damages and setbacks at it were. So sad that they won’t know just because they never did.

Procrastination is very powerful to the extent that if it’s allowed, it can take hold on any aspect of life; finances, academics, career, material, profession, health, spiritual, physical, psychological etc. It can also lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression, frustration, failure, inferiority and self-doubt in a individual’s life.

Truly, procrastination is a challenge we have all faced at one point or another. For as long as humans have been around, we have been struggling with delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating on issues that matter to us. During our more productive moments, when we temporarily figure out how to stop procrastinating, we feel satisfied and accomplished.

Commonly, it’s an instrument used through the act of laziness to waste one’s time of a great destiny. Not only that it delays a greater change or shift, but it delays to start a new concept or initiative and to reach a greater height in one’s lifetime. It channels unsuccessfulness; successful folks don’t procrastinate. Procrastination doesn’t start from when you didn’t do what should be done, it starts from when you’re start thinking of putting the work off.
John Mason nailed, ” success comes to the man who does today what others were thinking of doing tomorrow.”

Cheers!

PURSUE AND MARCH OFF

Hear Martin Luther King Jr., ” if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Your life reflects. For you’re meaningless without discovery your why on earth, whereas your why here has time.

More so, don’t allow any doubt to question you, it only sees the obstacles, the darkest night, and it also dreads to take a purposeful step. The most important is the decision to pursue, not the facts, pasts, and odds, they don’t count. A pursuit makes a successful destiny, that was why successful folks were inspired by dynamic pursuit. They see beyond what the lazy can imagine. No wonder, we call and celebrate them as the “ACTUALIZERS”. What makes them this? They ride on the understanding that actualizes destiny. And this makes a huge difference. The secret behind is PURSUIT. Continue reading “PURSUE AND MARCH OFF”

SECRETS OF PURSUIT

Are you with a burning desire to make a generational impact? Or you’re ready wholeheartedly to pursue your passion and dreams? Or are you looking for a unique way to prove your faith? The only master key that unlocks life impossibilities and transforms them into reality is “PURSUIT”. Oh yes! Pursuit is what I present you. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commitment to excellence, that will enable you to attain the success you seek. You must understand these great secrets.

Oscar Wilde, an Irish Poet, Novelist and Critic, quoted, “My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” Continue reading “SECRETS OF PURSUIT”

DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIALS

The very long unanswered critical question for many individuals is the question, “what’s my purpose in life?” and “what are my potentials?” It’s a pity that these very important questions will never be answered as long as these questions are directed to man. If you want to know that very purpose and potential of a product, you must not ask the product, you ask its manufacturer. Man will never get answer to why he exits, his source does. Individuals can only know their purpose, identity and potentials on planet earth by revelation from the Creator.

For every individual on planet earth, the very first arrangement to fulfil your purpose on earth is the discovery and deployment of your potentials. No man on earth is empty!

Your potentials are resources and tools for the demonstration and manifestation of your purpose on earth. There are strength, ability and energy in your potentials that’s why they are mixed with passion. Whereas, your passion is like oxygen to your soul. Your passion speaks and releases strange energy to attack the impossible.

How can you easily discover your potentials? Here are 5 fundamental steps that will help you to find your potentials.

POINT ONE: UNDERSTAND AND KNOW YOUR SOURCE.

Without your source, you can’t survive. Primarily, man is a spirit, that has a soul and dwells in a body. Therefore, the occurrence of man can be traced to a source, showing that the very source of man is a Spirit too. Man is powerless and meaningless with his source, why? Because the source of man holds the entirety of man’s life. The very life of man stemmed from his source, so man must always acknowledge his source by always staying and connecting with his source.

More so, in the hand of man’s source is the blueprints of man; the full plan and purpose of man. With this understanding, it is so obvious that only man’s source can explain fully all deposited potential in man. So, it’s very expedient for man to know and stay connected with his source in order to access his blueprints. Only what you know can be used!

You understanding and knowing your source is the beginning of maximizing your potential. All creatures are attached to their source respectively, until you align yourself to your origin, you can’t maximize what your source deposited in you.

POINT TWO: BE CONNECTED TO YOUR SOURCE.

Your source is always available, if you’re not connected to your source, you’ll surely die of maximizing your potential and fulfilling purpose. There must be a strong connection between you and your source in order for you to discover the resources needed for survival. Connection brings direction.

POINT THREE: BELIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL.

Some have discovered their potential, but they find it difficult to maximize it. Why? Just because they don’t believe their potential. You not believing in your potential is just as simple as that you’re not believing in your source. You can’t go farer, until you drop the unbelief and replace it with the thirst for maximizing your potential. Stop using the word ” I can’t” anymore, through the potential in you, you can! Start believing in yourself, start believing your potential now.

POINT FOUR: DISCOVER THE PURPOSE OF YOUR POTENTIAL.

With the word “purpose”here, it’s getting deeper. There is purpose for everything in life. You being endowed with powerful potential is for an underlying purpose. It’s not enough discovery your potential, but also for what purpose. If the purpose of your potential is not known, its abuse is inevitable. Your potential is purposely given to you to carry out an assignment effectively.

POINT FIVE: BE THIRSTY AND HUNGRY FOR MAXIMIZATION.

Don’t just sit down and be happy of your potential, your potential must develop in you thirst and hunger for maximization. Successful folks are always thirsty for the maximization of their potential in order to fulfil their why on earth. Your potential is not for you primarily, it’s for others, it’s for the cosmos. Don’t be satisfied with your accomplishments and successes, there are great wonderful potential in you that are yet to be manifested. Rise up each day with the thirst to maximize fully your potential.

IN CONCLUSION

You can’t fathom how gigantic it will be, it is an untapped ability, a reserved power and resource. Until it’s maximized, no body can give a description of its manifestation. Any man that doesn’t discover his potential, can’t really live. He can’t survive. Your resources for survival is your potential. Now, it’s already in you, you’re the carrier of the potential that the world needs for living. You must not go out of this world without maximizing it. Cemetery is not the right place for your potential, where you’re now is the right place.

The secret to a happy, productive life is remaining attached to your Source. If you abide in your source, you’ll maximize fully your potential. You don’t have to hustle. You don’t have to plead. God is always waiting to help you live a full, fruitful, complete life. For as He is always potent, so you are. Your source is limitless, likewise you. Man has received this quality of full potential, it’s now on your side with this understanding to rise up to maximize your reserved power and ability, your untapped potential, open the cap on your capped resources. You have the full responsibility for your potential maximization.

Cemetery is not the best place for its placement, for the world won’t forgive you if you pass away with your potential unrealized. From my observation as a life coach I deduced that, the happiness and fulfilment of life come from the maximization of man’s purpose and potential. Your undiluted joy comes from the realization of your potential of which the world benefits. As you have received the understanding now, rise up for the maximization of your potential. Don’t be a waste to your generation.

Cheers!

POTENTIAL POWER

OLUWASEGUN A. SUNDAY ON POTENTIAL

Before I continue, have this; everything on planet earth has Potential. In fact, man carries an extraordinary potential. The potential you’re endowed with is superficial. It is a pity that few draw to their full extent, but all human beings are sent to the planet earth with limitless credit; full potential. Your potential was not given for you to deposit in the grave, you must maximize your potential to the fullest in your short lifetime.

Potential is defined as an unexposed ability and latent power. It is dormant ability, a reserved power, an untapped strength, an unused success, or hidden talent, and a capped capability. It’s all about you can be but have not yet become. All you can do but have not yet done. How far you can reach but have not yet reached. What you can accomplish but have not yet accomplished. The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life that never realized its full potential. You must decide today not to rob the world of the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you. Potential never has a retirement plan. Continue reading “POTENTIAL POWER”