DECISION: The Mastery of Procrastination

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In his book Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill spoke about how the lack of decision making is on the top on the list of the major causes of failure.

He went on to conduct an analysis of over 25,000 men and women, in which he concluded that of the 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure disclosed the fact that lack of decision was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of failure.
We all tend to procrastinate sometimes but we must know that procrastination is a one of the common enemy that kills success.

Another analysis conducted on the most highly effective people disclosed the fact that every one of them had a habit of reaching decisions promptly and changing them slowly. On the other hand, the less effective people had a habit of reaching to their decisions if at all very slowly and often change these decisions very quickly and often.

This is mainly because the less successful people are generally highly influenced by opinions of others, they permit the society to dictate what is good for them and influence their decision making. Most would follow the crowd without questioning why.

If you are influenced by opinions of others when you reach your decisions, you will not succeed in meeting your own desires you will always be working to meet others.

The most highly successful people don’t procrastinate. They don’t believe in or wait for fate or destiny to shape their lives. They make decisions, take action and work methodically at turning that plan into a reality.

They have unwavering belief in their cause and themselves; they have a sense of self-worth, they possess unwavering courage and definiteness of decisions. It’s almost as if subconsciously they have built a file of intelligence on themselves where their gut instinct can be trusted.

Procrastination is one of the major causes of failure, most of us go through life waiting for the right moment to make decisions. Start where you stand, work with whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along the way.

What have you been procrastinating about?

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