Sunday, November 7, 2021

What is the Secret to Stop Being a Procrastinator for Good?

I married the world’s greatest procrastinator. I have learned NEVER to ask him if he wants to do something now...or later. It does not matter what the task is, his option - later.  Every. Time.  

If you are someone who is always on time or….early, it is extremely frustrating when others are late. If you think you may be a procrastinator, take this short quiz:

Quiz: Are You A Procrastinator? 

1. Have you spent countless minutes, hours, or days searching for something 

you misplaced because you did not take the time to put it where it belonged?

2. Have you argued with someone you live with for misplacing something of yours?

3. Have you missed an appointment because you forgot?

4. Have you been halfway to your destination and remembered you didn’t bring what you needed?

5. Do you have piles of papers or unopened mail that you will get to someday?

6. Do you have that nagging notion telling you to get organized?

7. Have you read book and/or articles on how to get organized?

8. Have you purchased organizational aids to help you and then never used them?

If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you are not as organized as you want to be. There is a simple solution to this problem. 

I am quite sure you are thinking, “Yeah, right.”  You have tried everything and nothing has worked so far. I have a tried and proven method to get organized and eliminate all that wasted time you spend trying to get organized.  

You can spend money on books, CDs, videos and even go to seminars to get the desired results but I would like to share a secret that WORKS. Remember - It takes 30 days to break a habit and form a new one. But the exciting part is that you can get results IMMEDIATELY.

If you are serious about getting organized, you will get the results using ONE little secret. It is a secret my father taught me when I was a little girl and it still works today – every time!

Each time you take a baby step in the right direction, it will pay off in the end. The more progress you make, the closer you are to becoming ORGANIZED.

Do you have any idea how much time you will have to do the things you want to do when you are not wasting your time trying to find something?

My father drilled this into my psyche.  It is still there and has helped me to be organized, on time, and a lot less frustrated.

The Secret To Getting Things Done

There are SIX magic words that will change yhour life!

Before I tell you the words, be prepared to say them a hundred times a day, if needed. Make some post-it notes; put them all over the house, your office, and your car.

Those six words are – “DO IT RIGHT – DO IT NOW!” Just that simple. Saying them out loud requires commitment.

Even after all these years, sometimes I want to choose to put something off until later or not do it properly. But I say DO IT RIGHT – DO IT NOW! As soon as I make the effort, I reap the benefits.

Beat Procrastination And Get Things Done

It is easy to put off doing something by making the excuse that you don't have time. Take the time. You will learn to make the time to do it now and properly.

If it is a big job that needs doing, make a point of putting it at the top of your priority list to do before you take on any other task, which may be more pleasant.

It may sound too simple to work but it does! I challenge you to be diligent for 30 days and the benefits and rewards will be incredible.


  1. Brilliant! I love your 6 word secret and quiz on procrastination. I am definitely not as organized or productive all the time as I'd like to be. I am going to take your advice to heart and practice it this week.

    1. It really becomes a habit quite easily. I also find that prioritizing the more difficult things first, gives you the momentum to finish all the easier tasks.

  2. Thankfully, I'm not a procrastinator, Carol, but this is fantastic advice for someone who struggles with it.

  3. I am not sure if being a procrastinator and being disorganized are the same thing. I agree, however with "do it right, do it now", and I can't tell you how many times I have recently used them talking to my son. I usually have to add "and put your phone down so you can use both hands!!!" Can you tell he's become a teenager?

    1. It's hard to believe your son is now a teen! I remember our early blogging days and the stories you told.

  4. Thanks for sharing this Inspirational info Carol .


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