How do these beliefs connect to procrastination? Let’s take the belief that “rich people are greedy.” If you really believe that, then your subconscious mind would be working against you and sabotaging you because it does not want you to become a wealthy person. From the subconscious mind’s perspective, you being a wealthy person would make you a bad person. Is there any wonder why you procrastinate?
The last category, and perhaps the most interesting, are your self-limiting beliefs about prospecting.
• I’m bothering people
• I will be rejected
• People will think that I’m a “pushy salesperson”
• Prospecting is begging
If your old beliefs is, “I’m not good enough,” then your empowered belief would be “I am more than good enough.”
If your old beliefs is “If I’m successful, I’ll be overwhelmed”, then your empowered belief would be, ”I create success by working smarter, not harder.”
Question whether those beliefs are currently helping you or hurting you and most of time you’ll find out that they’re hurting you.
The next reason why you may be procrastinating—you’re trying to live up to others’ expectations.
Your goal and your definition of success need to be uniquely your own. If you are doing it for any reason other than because you want to, it won’t work and you will create complacency, struggle, and procrastination.
So far we’ve been talking about the mindset part of overcoming procrastination. Now it’s time to talk about the action steps you need to take to free yourself from procrastination.