You can easily let procrastination leave your life forever, if you’ll just take the right approach. It’s not impossible. In fact, it’s probably one of the biggest wealth secrets of every person who has ever gotten rich doing what they love for a living. So how do you harness this most overlooked of wealth secrets?
If you’re a chronic procrastinator, you’re not alone. Fully twenty percent of North Americans qualify have this same problem. This segment of the population puts things off on such a regular basis that their financial, work, and personal lives (and usually all three) suffer from it.
But don’t let that figure fool you. Everyone procrastinates at some point during the week. Why? Because they aren’t doing what they love.
The first part of this most overlooked of wealth secrets, then, is to identify the supposedly necessary tasks in your life and see which of them you simply do not love.
“But everybody has things in life that they don’t want to do,” I hear you say. “Wealthy people have to do things they don’t want to do. Otherwise, nothing will get done, right?”
100%, dead wrong.
Very few people ever get very far doing the things that they hate. That’s why the other half of this most secret of wealth secrets is that you must learn to delegate the tasks that you hate.
Procrastination is actually a beneficial response on the part of your self-defense mechanism. It keeps you focused on the things that you are best at, so that your time is used in the most efficient manner possible. Problems only come along when you ignore the things you hate doing, instead of delegating or outsourcing them.
This is a scary prospect for some. The idea of having to trust someone else to an important part of your project can leave you worrying that it might not get done right.
But if you’ll think about it for a minute, you’ll find yourself realizing that someone who actually likes the task they’re doing is far more likely to do a better job on it than is another person who hates it.
Sure, the person might not be as concerned about the overall outcome of the whole project as you are. But you can be 100% sure that a specialist will not only do the job better, they’ll also do it on time.
They’ll do it better not just because they’re trained, but because they love what they do. Otherwise, they would specialize in something else.
“But what if I can’t afford to delegate or outsource?” Well, I’ll let you in another one of the many overlooked wealth secrets: you can’t afford not to. Keep in mind that another of the wealth secrets at your disposal is that you don’t have to pay money for everything you receive. You have talents that lie with what you love, and you can often trade skills with other people who do what they love. That way, everybody wins–and no one procrastinates!