If you were a tiny ant and wanted to eat an entire elephant, how would you do it?
By eating one bite at a time!
Most people know that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
Yet very few of us ever sit down to plan. What’s the problem with that?
“Being busy is a form of laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. Being busy is most often used as a disguise for avoiding critically important but uncomfortable actions.” Tim Ferriss
Most people say “I’m too busy to break down my goals into small steps and then follow them one by one.” And this is the perfect case when business becomes a form of laziness.
Because we think we’re saving time by not planning things thoroughly, but in reality, working without a plan is like driving into a new city without a map.
You will waste so much time getting lost in streets without end and endless traffic!
We all tend to start with the longest task and then get overwhelmed easily.
Sure, at first we might push through. We will say ‘Just do it’, read some motivational quotes and try to work.
But if you never sit down to plan things properly, you’ll likely procrastinate.
Procrastination is NOT laziness. In fact, most people who experience it are motivated people who want to do a lot of stuff.
Procrastination is a coping mechanism against anxiety and high workload.
We suffer from procrastination not because we don’t want to work. We suffer from procrastination because we’re too overwhelmed.
And that’s when minutes can become days, days weeks, and weeks years!
Haven’t you met someone who always says “If I had just X”. Pursue that business, talk to that person, or follow my diet. All of this regret can end up eating your self-esteem and joy, which is why doing the hard stuff will actually lead to a better life.
The biggest your project is, the smaller you should start.
Begin by breaking down the major milestones you need to achieve the goal. What are the big 3-5 things that should happen to get what you want?
Then break down those big milestones into smaller targets you can aim for. And do you want to know the ultimate hack?
Turn those smaller tasks into daily habits. Because when you commit to habits, not goals, you always win.
Achieving a goal is hard. There are so many things outside your control, and that can get frustrating very quickly.
But habits? You can do those daily. And if you pick the right ones, not only you’ll achieve your goals but your identity will shift from procrastinator to a high-achiever.
Becoming a high-achiever is no small task. So let’s make it easier by breaking down the goal into small, digestible chunks.
The first thing you need to get started is knowing your procrastination style. There are 4 types of procrastinators and only one of them is causing you 99% of your problems.
Once you know your procrastination type, you can create a simple plan that adapts to your goals, personality and schedule to help you achieve everything you want, and become the type of person who does.
Virtue Map does all of this for you. This short quiz will analyze what’s your procrastination type, and give you a custom plan you can follow to make procrastination a thing of the past.
Are you ready to never let overwhelm steal your dreams again?
Click on the link below to answer Virtue Map’s short quiz, and you’ll receive a custom plan to beat procrastination forever.
After that, it’s just a matter of following the mini-daily habits and enjoying the fruits only high-achievers get.
You just have to take the first step. Take the quiz now!