Monday, June 10, 2013

The Curse of Delay!

How many of you use the curse of delay to postpone taking action or doing the ‘things’ you know deep in your heart need to be done?

I suspect many of you use it all too frequently. As a matter of fact, it is the most common of human traits. It is also called “Procrastination.”

Maybe it was embedded into your personality as a youngster. Possibly, you learned to do it in your early adulthood. However, as an adult, one with massive responsibilities, it can lead to massive problems.

Understand me, I don’t believe that the ability to delay is something that you were born with. It is a believe system or habit that you allowed to take over your decision-making process.

I use the curse of delay to prolong or control my spending. Especially, with pricey and high-ticket items. I like to sit back and re-think it. It gives me a chance to properly evaluate its needs and to suppress that emotional urge to feel good by purchasing it. I also find that as I am getting older, I use it more often. Maybe I’ve learned a thing or two along the way?

Unfortunately, there are “things” that the curse of delay impacts dramatically in an problematic manner. In business, this can be where you feel its impact financially.

Some people are feeling the lack of sales. From the beginning, I’ve spoken that the one ‘thing’ you don’t want to do is stop your marketing. If sales are lacking, marketing is the business tool that is suppose to generate leads in order that sales can be produced. However, if you have a poor marketing strategy, nothing will help until you improve it.

So what do you do? Do you delay or find out how to improve your marketing? I recommend the later.

It is very much like the financial management of your business. Do you delay finding ways to cut back and survive, or do delay? I saw way too many contractors put the full weight of the curse of delay on this one. The result? Well, they’re gone now.

You see, there are some things you NEVER allow the curse of delay to affect. Improvement is one of them. Whenever you have the opportunity to improve yourself, your business, your future, your relationships, you do not allow curse of delay to stop you. You never allow the excuse of money to stop you. You never allow the alleged lack of time to keep you from improvement.

Remember, improvement come from work. Work comes first. Then reward. It’s not the other way around.

Struggles will always come first. But you must see the work as a way to overcome your struggles. By forcing yourself to implement the work in order to achieve the improvement, you are creating a habit of success.

Try it today. Pick an area or problem in your life or business. Commit to doing the work and making the investment of time and money to overcome it. Mastery takes time. Like anything of value in life, it is worth it, but only if you achieve it.

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