By: Marvin LeBlanc
Procrastination can be an unwanted burden, especially for small business owners. Tackling procrastination can be one of your most rewarding accomplishments because it will cause a chain reaction of success in your life.
A lady once needed to make a very important business call to a customer, but she had to convey bad news when she made the call. She put the call off and was anxious and nervous all day long. When she eventually had to make the call, she found that it did not turn out to be as bad as she had built it up. A good lesson to learn is to kiss all the ugly frogs early in the day.
The childhood story about the princess and the frog is where this saying originated - the princess should start with the ugliest frog to get the worst out of the way so that all the other frogs don't seem quite so repulsive.
Taking on the toughest tasks first gets all the difficult tasks out of the way, and opens your day up to handling the easier and smoother tasks later on. Avoiding procrastination can reduce your stress and anxiety levels as well as make you a more productive person and business owner. An important mantra that is printed in my book Come Hell or High Water is: "Tomorrow I will do everything that should be done when it should be done, and as it should be done. I will perform the most difficult task first because this will destroy the habit of procrastination and develop the habit of action in the workplace."
You are encouraged to repeat this mantra before you go to bed each night as you begin your efforts to tackle procrastination in your work life as well as your personal life. Procrastination does not need to hold you back and keep you from the success that you richly deserve. Tackle procrastination and with a good attitude and dedication, you can beat the habit and rise to a new level of productivity.
Remember, “Marvelous Performance is always intentional. Marvelous Performance is never accidental.”
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About the Author
Marvin LeBlanc LUTCF, CNP, is a performance strategist and author of the number one Amazon Kindle best-selling book, Come Hell or High Water: Life Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Marvin not only brings wisdom and insight gained from his three decades in the insurance and finance industries, but he also empowers others through his unique sharing of lessons and techniques from years of corporate and leadership training and motivational programs. A vibrant entrepreneur who makes the stage his own–and yours, Marvin’s humor-filled stories bring inspiration, heart-warming truths and tangible, strategic takeaways you can bring back to your organization.