YKTPC_Logo

About YKTPC | About Ricky Wong | Motivation Training | Corporate Training | Contact Ricky Wong | Inspirational Movies | Inspirational Quotes | Easibook.com


What You Can Do About Procrastination


Goals stalled? Always running behind? Stuck in a rut?

Procrastination means "putting it off". Whether it's a career goal, a home project, or something about your daily life, a sustained plateau on a goal can rattle your motivation, challenge your thinking. And that can eventually mean that you're putting off your LIFE, not just a task.

The key is to push through these plateaus to see the finish line. Take a good look, reassess your strategy, ask some questions, make some changes. Not dealing with it, won't make it go away. Stop putting off your life!

What can I do when I find it hard to just get started?

The hardest thing about everyday tasks is getting started on them. It's kind of like pushing a stalled car -- once you get going, everything rolls right along. You can beat procrastination in daily life tasks by setting up systems that help you. Set a time to pay bills (Wed mornings, for example). Then you do it and forget it. Most people don't decide "not to" do something -- they just don't every consciously decide TO do it. Decide. Put life on your schedule.

What can I do when I don't feel qualified to perform the task?

Being afraid that you will fail at something is a sure-fire way to get you to stop before you've started. You can beat procrastination by being honest with yourself about your level of training in that particular task. Don't complain or delay. Simply request help from someone qualified who can help you learn.

What can I do when I'm not sure this is something I really want?

I was having trouble finishing painting my kitchen and I couldn't figure out why. As I started to really think about it, I realized that I didn't really like the color. "Martha Stewart" said I ought to like it, but I just didn't. As soon as I mentally fired Martha and got the color I really wanted, I finished in no time. You can beat procrastination by telling the truth about what you really want out of life. Live as the star of your own life, not as an extra in someone else's.

What can I do when the task seems huge, overwhelming?

Beware of over-exaggeration. While it may seem like it will take lightening years to complete a job, you can control procrastination by using a timer to help you see what you can really accomplish in 30 minutes. I guarantee you'll be shocked. Schedule a specific amount of time that you will spend on it each day, or week -- set the timer. Devote that time to it, and then return next time. You'll move forward without exaggeration or exasperation.

What can I do when there are many things demanding my attention?

When there is too much crammed into 24 hours, often nothing of real value gets done You can control procrastination by setting priorities. Do things that are important to you and your life. Weed out the junk in your life, the same way you pull the weeds in your garden - just because they volunteered to show up doesn't mean you want them there!

Making a task easier often comes with making a choice to adjust your schedule, re-allocate your money, or choosing how to spend your energy. We all know that, like mom taught us, we have to get our work done before we can go out and "play". Put your work on a schedule, keep it realistic (you're only human!), and that makes play time all the more enjoyable. Your happiness depends on it!

Professional Life Coach Kathy Gates specializes in helping people who are ready to create a simpler, less stressful, more joyful and meaningful lifestyle. Visit http://www.reallifecoach.com for information, products and services, and sign up for a free newsletter.


MORE RESOURCES:
How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency  TechCrunch

Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet Calibra) it aims to ...


Following passing of Owner Pat Bowlen, Elway finds added motivation to help Broncos return to championship standard - General - News  Pro Football Hall of Fame

John Elway has long known that Owner Pat Bowlen's standards for the Broncos were high. They were high when Elway was a player and the Broncos won two ...


5 ways to find motivation to exercise  Daily Herald

Some people love to hit the gym, whether it helps them build muscle, simply stay healthy, or get rid of stress.


How To Get Motivated For Work Even When You Feel Stuck  Forbes

Have you lost your motivation? Perhaps, despite months of hard work, a business idea you once felt passionate about isn't taking off. Or maybe you feel ...


Motivating kids to do more | Gaz  Emporia Gazette

Counceling Corner. Kids can be amazing. They develop new cell phone apps, set athletic records, volunteer with the elderly and perform lots of good deeds.


Elway: 'No question' Pat Bowlen's passing will motivate Broncos  247Sports

Will the Broncos play an inspired brand of football in 2019 to honor the passing of their Hall-of-Fame owner?


If You Need More Motivation to Improve Your Health, Here Are 3 Big Benefits  Thrive Global

When most people think of the impact of a healthy lifestyle, they imagine having more energy or a better beach body. The truth is that a healthy lifestyle has ...


3 Tips for Cultivating + Maintaining Your Motivation  Backstage

What comes to mind when you hear the word motivation? Whether it be career-related tasks, ticking off the never-ending to-do list, and basic self-care, everyone ...


Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite Intrinsic Motivation In Students  KQED

Four elements help students develop intrinsic motivation for learning: choice, challenge, autonomy and collaboration.


An Evening Of Inspiration, Motivation & Connection – Barrie 360  Barrie 360

Essential Journey is hosting an event at Creative Bean for like-minded women to encourage and inspire one another. There will be vendors, positive ...


Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?  Medical News Today

Researchers from Emory University examine new evidence about how low-grade inflammation could impact a person's level of motivation. This may also have ...


Special Olympian injured in accident looking for motivation  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A beloved Special Olympian from Johnson County needs your help. Bryce Ryan has been hospitalized for two months after breaking ...


Why Motivation is Overrated  Thrive Global

Waiting around for motivation or inspiration won't get you ahead anytime soon. Chris Pfund shares what's really necessary to get the ball rolling in your life.


How to motivate yourself when you don't want to do anything  Fast Company

When you feel a strong urge to procrastinate, grab a pen and paper. Write down one thing you could do today that would move the needle. Maybe it's drafting a ...


How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation: A computational method to experimentally test a theory  Science Daily

A new computational method will allow scientists to measure the effects of chronic inflammation on energy availability and effort-based decision-making.


The 3 scientific truths of motivation  SmartBrief

Lead Change is a leadership media destination with a unique editorial focus on driving change within organizations, teams, and individuals. Lead Change, a ...


Bills Today: LeSean McCoy's motivation for the upcoming season  BuffaloBills.com

Here are three things to know about the Bills for Friday, June 14.


Be a Leader, Not a Boss: Top Tips for Motivating Employees to Boost Sales  Farm Equipment Publication

Trent Hummel, a trainer at the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer Institute, forgoes teaching sales strategies to instead drive staff-wide motivation and ...


'Iconic' venue an extra motivation for cautious Rose  Yahoo Sports

"And yet here and St. Andrews would probably be the two most iconic places to lift a bit of silver. Rose is ranked fourth in the world but he arrived to little fanfare ...


The Motivation of a Squad - 3rd Regiment of Advanced Camp completes the Obstacle Course  DVIDS

By Megan Reynolds Cadet Command Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. - The Delta Co., 3rd Regiment Cadets went through the Confidence Course yesterday, ...


'What is Trump's motivation to be provocative with Iran?' Pelosi asks– and the answer is Adelson  Mondoweiss

Yesterday Nancy Pelosi asked a very pointed question on CNN, Why is Trump threatening a war with Iran? [W]hat is his motivation? What is their motivation to ...


Closing in on what motivates motivation  Nature.com

The neurotransmitter dopamine facilitates learning, motivation and movement. Evidence of its release independently of the activity of dopamine-producing ...


MAINE MOTIVATION: We all want a chance to win  Biddeford Journal Tribune

Today, in my first column, we're going to switch complaints into compliments. But, first, what is motivation? What drives us to move toward our goals? It can be ...


Sandra Bullock reveals her motivation for taking on Bird Box role  Independent.ie

Sandra Bullock said she took her award-winning role in Netflix horror film Bird Box because of her children.


Bears safety Eddie Jackson talks Tim Anderson, celeb softball and offseason motivation  Chicago Sun-Times

Eddie Jackson was playing at Alabama when he first met the Tuscaloosa kid whom the White Sox drafted in the first round in 2013. When shortstop Tim ...


Why climb mountains? Hayes questions personal significance vs social media  South China Morning Post

Hayes climbs Everest and K2, but is forced to ask himself why he risks his life to ensure his goals are still internal The contrast between climbing before 2007, ...


Does Chronic Inflammation Reduce Motivation?  Psychology Today

Chronic low-grade inflammation may reduce dopamine levels in ways that affect motivation, according to a new theory.


To Boost Motivation, Celebrate Your Wins  Forbes

You don't have to dismiss your current success in order to realize your future goals.


Edwin Encarnación Makes the Yankees Even Scarier and the Rays More Motivated  Sports Illustrated

Encarnación made his Yankees debut Monday night in New York's 3-0 win over the Rays.


Jeremy Wall uses brother’s disqualification for motivation, reaches Philadelphia Amateur final  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wall's younger brother got caught in the middle of a Pennsylvania Turnpike accident and missed his tee time, leading to disqualification. He barely made it for ...


Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant and jeering crowd is new motivation  Hoops Habit

The Golden State Warriors were in need of an emotional spur. After a highly difficult moment in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, they've found exactly that.


New Book Reveals Magic Formula to Master Your Motivation  GlobeNewswire

Master Your Motivation” leverages groundbreaking science to help readers experience a motivation breakthrough.


STEWARDS Banned jumps jockey cites boredom as motivation for betting Jumps jockey Martin Kelly  Racenet

Jumps jockey Martin Kelly – banned for 20 months on four betting related charges – says he was gambling because he was bored and.


Redefining success and motivation  Open Access Government

Offering flexi-time is not agile working. Individuals need to feel valued – and that demands a fundamentally different approach.


Milind Soman's 'Beast' Advice is Motivation Enough to Keep You Focused on Your Fitness Goals This Week  India.com News

'The high is still with me': Milind Soman is aging hotter by the day for THIS reason and his latest fitness stint will surely make your eyes pop out in awe! - Milind ...


This is TV queen Hoda Kotb's secret morning motivation hack that will help you too  Ladders

The morning TV queen says that this practice ensures she begins the day thinking about good things, not things she needs to do.


Motocross motivation: Competing on a dirt bike has always given Thurmont's Cory Gilliam purpose  Frederick News Post

Training wheels. Yes, even motocross racers like 22-year-old Thurmont resident Cory Gilliam — people who don't flinch at tearing through rough terrain, dirt ...


How do you spell motivation?  The Boston Globe

Since 2008, the children of Indian immigrants have crushed the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee. There's a lesson in that for America's vast ...


Aaron Donald’s motivation to earn Super Bowl ring exactly what Rams need in 2019  FanSided

Los Angeles Rams fans should be thrilled over the motivation Aaron Donald is showing to earn a Super Bowl ring after coming up short last season.


Otter Trails provide path to motivation - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily Journal

You have read 1 of 10 articles. Log In or Subscribe. It is time to get motivated. Not just because the grass is green and the sun is out but it is good for your health.


Dissociable dopamine dynamics for learning and motivation  Nature.com

The dopamine projection from ventral tegmental area (VTA) to nucleus accumbens (NAc) is critical for motivation to work for rewards and reward-driven learning.


Carli Lloyd is mentally ‘stronger than ever’ thanks to motivational mentor  Fairfield Daily Republic

By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times. TOUQUES, France — When Carli Lloyd was in college, she was supremely talented, exceptionally athletic and, her coach ...


A Good Place: Where motivation fails, discipline succeeds  The Outline

A handful of subreddits give users encouragement and support to pursue even the smallest of personal habits through intention and discipline, from medication ...


Class of 2019: Francisco Sauceda had plenty of motivation | Local News Stories  Nogales International

When NHS announced its Class of 2019 valedictorian, Francisco Sauceda was happy, but not necessarily surprised; he has been the top-ranked student in his ...


Theory: Dopamine links chronic inflammation, low motivation  Futurity: Research News

Connections among dopamine, motivation, and the immune system were once adaptive, say researchers, but can go awry in modern life.


Motivation Monday: thanks Dad  Grit Daily

Our weekly Motivation Monday tips will have you pumping your fistsso that you can get your day – and your week – off to a better start.


Fred reveals motivation for Manchester United success  Manchester Evening News

Manchester United will host Chelsea on the opening day of the 2019/20 Premier League season after finishing sixth in the last campaign.


NBA Finals 2019: Kevin Durant's Achilles injury provides extra motivation for Warriors in final game at Oracle Arena  CBS Sports

'Play for K' has been a common refrain for Golden State over the past couple of days.


Marijuana and Motivation: How it Helps to Overcome Depression  The Weed Blog

Most people experience depression and often treat it with antidepressants. However, the anti-depressants have a related concern about addiction and ...


Goals Quotes from Wellness Experts That'll Stoke Your Motivation  Shape Magazine

These goals quotes from wellness experts will help prepare you to crush any fitness, weight loss, health, or happiness goal.


This PlayStation Alarm Clock Is the Motivation You Need in the Morning  Yahoo News

From Popular Mechanics. If you're the type of gamer who stays up late playing the new Trover Saves the Universe and then dreams about hitting the console the ...


Rihanna's Pro Tips for a Rewarding Career Are All the Monday Motivation You Require  TIME

While chatting with her Ocean's 8 co-star Sarah Paulson, Rihanna shared some of her pro tips for a rewarding career.


Koepka keeps finding motivation to win majors  pgatour.com

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Brooks Koepka doesn't have trouble getting motivated for majors. His four triumphs in less than two years are proof.


Retirement Advisor: Motivation Trumps Information (Podcast)  Seeking Alpha

So much of retirement-planning advice, even if really good, is read but not acted upon. They are just nuggets of information that leave the brain as quickly as.


Full Tilt: SONY recording artist shares motivation behind his music  WFXG

Full Tilt: What's the motivation behind the music of local SONY recording artist, TILT? FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson explains.


Fury: Motivation Easy When They're Paying You As Much As Me  BoxingScene.com

Tyson Fury hasn't had any difficulty remaining motivated for his fight with Tom Schwarz on Saturday night. The brash British heavyweight didn't need Andy Ruiz ...


Motivation matters in census question  The Seattle Times

Information found on the computer of a dead Republican strategist indicates a citizenship question is being added to the 2020 U.S. Census as part of a ...


Stewing over slewing, Bruins have motivation brewing  Boston Herald

The Bruins have all the motivation a hockey team could ever wish for heading into Sunday's Game 6 in St. Louis.


Coach John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor’s Motivation Is Back  MMA News

Coach John Kavanagh says he sees the motivation in Conor McGregor once again.


MintCast Episode 4: The Real Motivation behind Russiagate, the Global War on Journalism and the Hidden Face of American Empire  Mintpress News

MintCast covers current events including reactions to Trump's Iran policy, the U.S. military base in the Chagos Islands and John Bolton.


Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals wrap up 2019 mini-camp, Chandler Jones motivation, Cardinals make roster mo…  Revenge of the Birds

Happy Friday one and all, we have made it. The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up mandatory mini-camp with... cancelling the final practice and getting the guys out ...


news Upon Further Review: Maxx Crosby talks life in California, motivation headed into rookie season It's  Raiders.com

It's been a busy week for the Silver and Black, let the Upon Further Review crew catch you up on everything you may have missed.


Oprah's words of wisdom to college grads are all the motivation you need today  GMA

Oprah Winfrey inspired hundreds of college graduates Sunday as she gave the commencement speech at Colorado College.


PA Live! Motivation Monday (Lunges) June 17, 2019  PAHomePage.com

Wilkes-Barre, PA -. In this week's Motivation Monday, we talk about lunges. www.Facebook.com/TransformPT. Instagram: @transformpt. www.TransformPT.com ...


Amir Khan reveals motivation ahead of Neeraj Goyat fight next month  Mirror Online

Amir Khan fights Neeraj Goyat in Saudi Arabia on July 12.


Four Ways to Stay Motivated to Travel  Seacoastonline.com

While you might love traveling, it can be exhausting. There is a lot of planning to be done ahead of time to make sure your trip is a success. Traveling is also ...


Around the Town: Get motivated with Moonshot's Launch and Learn  Arizona Daily Sun

Join Moonshot at NACET's former director of programming Diana White and learn how to stay motivated and maintain a positive outlook through instances of ...


Want Teachers to Motivate Their Students? Teach Them How to Do It  Education Week

Most teachers intrinsically understand the need to motivate their students, experts say, but teaching on intuition alone can lead to missteps in student ...


Kellis football 'not the same' with new motivation  Glendale Star

The players know it. The coaches know it. Last year was tough for Raymond S. Kellis football. The Cougars went 0-10 in 2018, coach Stephen Hogg's first ...


Motivation matters in legal fight over proposed citizenship question on census | Editorial  Sun Sentinel

The proposal to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census is reprehensible in any light. It will intimidate undocumented immigrants from ...


Gillibrand suggests Trump's only accomplishments are 'hurting people,' only motivation is 'cruelty'  Fox News

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. responded to a controversial Health and Human Services rule by claiming President Trump's administration was only motivated ...


Brooks Koepka has plenty of motivation heading into U.S. Open  Toronto Star

Two-time defending champion using fact he was left out of promotional video as motivation to prove doubters wrong.


Dr. Sabrina: Identifying our motivation and reasons to act  Fox 2 Detroit

Getting anything done in life all starts with a little motivation.


Rams' Donald finds motivation from Super Bowl loss  Reuters

(Reuters) - Aaron Donald is already the most fearsome defender in the NFL but the sting of a Super Bowl loss that kept him from making good on a promise to ...


How to Keep Your Employees Motivated  Business.com

Providing opportunities for work-life balance and rewarding them when it is deserved are some ways to motivate your employees.


Pruitt Not Dwelling on Last Season or Using It as Motivation for Vols  Rocky Top Insider

Jeremy Pruitt says that there's no reason to dwell on the Vols' 2018 season, and he isn't trying to use it as motivation for his team this year.


News  superrugby.co.nz

Travel arrangements may have delayed the Bulls' arrival in Wellington until early Wednesday morning but they have had some good news with the availability of ...


Motivation to succeed - The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

WINDSOR – Motivation helps define Akyia King. “My Dad is hard on me sometimes,” she recalls. “A little too hard, maybe, but it pushes me. It's from my Mom that ...


'Game of Thrones' Documentary Finally Reveals the Night King's Motivation  Inverse

'Game of Thrones' fans spent years wondering why the Night King seemed determined to turn all of Westeros into a frozen wasteland, but in the show's final ...


Bill Cosby is 'extremely popular' in prison, 'looks amazing' after weight loss, rep says  USA TODAY

Bill Cosby is doing “extremely well” in prison, giving motivational speeches to his fellow inmates and working out.


O-Zone: A motivation thing  jaguars.com

JACKSONVILLE – Let's get to it … Big on Blake from Philly. There are a lot of questions regarding the re-signing of the defensive players from the Jags' ...


Darien playing with extra motivation after losing captain Humphrey to injury  The Advocate

The Darien Blue Wave had plenty of motivation for this girls lacrosse season. Playing in a well-established dynasty comes with its own sort of pride, of course.


Monday Motivation with The Belisario Team  Wave of Long Island

We all need some Monday Motivation to kick-start our week. Luckily, Rockaway residents are surrounded by hard-working local business owners who are a ...


Broken leg serves as motivation for Rossville's Payton Dennison  Journal & Courier

A broken leg ended Payton Dennison's season last year but the Rossville senior has used the injury as fuel, leading the Hornets into the semistate.


Milestones to motivate Cats  krock football

Cam Guthrie will play his 150th game in Saturday night's clash with Port Adelaide. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens). MILESTONES for “much-loved” duo ...


Marcus Stroman using trade rumours as motivation  CBC.ca

Marcus Stroman doesn't want to let the noise surrounding his future with the Blue Jays affect his performance on the mound.


Cricket World Cup: Eoin Morgan's record-breaking hundred and #PrayforRichard  BBC Sport

A terrible prediction or inspired motivation? England captain Eoin Morgan broke the record for most sixes in a one-day international innings during England's ...


JOB: Dignity Memorial seeking to hire motivated Sales Professionals  The White Center Blog

If you are a compassionate, dedicated individual interested in selling a product you can truly believe in, read on to learn more: *Service* Corporation.


A Place In The Sun star reveals motivation behind stunning two stone weight loss  Irish Mirror

EXCLUSIVE: Jasmine Harman has posed in the wedding gown she wore ten years ago when she wed hubby Jon Boast to mark their anniversary and her ...


Memory of 2013 Cup Final defeat serving as motivation for Bruins veterans  NBC Sports

BOSTON — The TD Garden crowd were on their feet. The clock was ticking down as the Boston Bruins held a 2-1 lead. Corey Crawford rushed to the bench for ...


Kim Sharma thanks Varun Dhawan for the motivation as the latter shares a video of her from the gym  Times of India

Varun Dhawan and Kim Sharma recently took to their Instagram accounts to share pictures and videos of each other from their gym session.


DARE to Be Motivational Theme for Dream Vacations National Conference  TravelPulse

Home-based travel agents will be challenged to take their business to the next level.


Novak Djokovic, Chasing All Four Slams, Feels Extra Motivation At Roland Garros  ATP Tour

2016 champion Novak Djokovic will try to win Roland Garros again and become only the second man to hold all four Grand Slams twice in his career.


Nine-year-olds lose motivation for school sports  swissinfo.ch

Children begin to lose motivation to take part in school sports classes from the age of nine, Swiss researchers have shown.


T.J. Watt continues to find motivation to help him climb to a new level  Behind the Steel Curtain

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 season is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far ...


Causeway Run: Runners share motivation in pursuit of the finish line  Port isabel south padre

By RAY QUIROGA. Port Isabel-South Padre Press. rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com. Participants running across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway on ...


3 Tips to Motivate Yourself Toward Improving Your Life  PsychCentral.com

Need some life tips for getting started with self-improvement? Understanding how to stay motivated, despite your limiting beliefs is a great place to start.


Juan Williams on Dem impeachment battle: Ocasio-Cortez motivated by 'fury,' Pelosi by winning in 2020  Fox News

Is there a civil war brewing among Democrats over impeachment? "The Five" addressed the topic today with co-host Juan Williams saying Rep. Alexandria ...


New Guy on the Block: Rookie head coach motivation for Riders  CFL.ca

“He's a nice cool guy, joking around. He's a guy you can come talk to. The energy is high. He likes to have fun and we feel we all like to have fun but also ...


Wake County recreation center under fire for ‘racially motivated’ pool rules  WECT

Many on social media are calling for a boycott of the Outdoor Recreation Center in Wendell due to rules that some claim are racially motivated.


home | site map
Copyright © 2006- YK TRUE PERFORMANCE CONSULTING (SA0033139-U) All Rights Reserved