A Decision to Act

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A decision to act - See Chapter 15I shared recently about how procrastination can rear its little head in all sorts of ways (see the other post here). I have learned, however, that eliminating it only requires a decision to act. That is the exact title of my contribution (Chapter 15) in the new book compiled by Leslie Ann Cardinal, M.Ed.

Procrastination may be defined as
intentionally putting off the doing of something that should be done (Merriam-Webster), but to me it represents delaying a decision to act.

—Tanya Brockett, MBA
No More Procrastination!

My Recent Decision to Act

With the encouragement of my mentor, I recently made a decision to act on the completion of my book for writers. This book has been on my back burner for far too long. I think of it every time I give a presentation and someone asks, “do you have a book that I can read to learn more?”

I respond in my own head, Yep, but it is buried like a Tell-Tale Heart right now.
(Thanks, Edgar Allen Poe.)

The book calls out to me on occasion and waves at me from my dusty files, but I continue to allow other projects to take precedence. Not any more!

“Tear up the planks! Here, here!”

I have made a decision to act on completing the book by this fall. Yikes, I said that in public, didn’t I? Now I really have to complete it. There is no taking it back now (deep breath).

That’s okay. Since making that decision, I have already written nearly ten thousand words, and I have much more to offer given the awesome outline I have created. I look forward to sharing the news of my book launch later this year. At least this will be one area where procrastination no longer holds me hostage.

No More Procrastination!

The new book by leadership coach Leslie Cardinal, No More Procrastination! Get Into Action, Achieve Your Goals! provides a fresh perspective to why we procrastinate and what we can do about it. If you have been putting off projects like I have, this book can help. Leslie assembled a team of successful professionals and entrepreneurs (including me—see Chapter 15) to provide tools and strategies that they have used in their own lives to overcome procrastination. Since each of them draws on their own personal experience and success, the book offers a wealth of useful, practical, grab-it-and-go approaches that you can easily apply.

I encourage you to take action now and click on over to buy this book. Visit www.TanyaLoves.me/ProcrastinationBook and get yours today. There is no time like the present, and as Louise Hay often says, “The power is in the present moment.”

If you know someone else who could benefit from this post, don’t hesitate to send this post along: www.HallagenInk.com/a-decision-to-act. Don’t allow important projects to remain under the floorboards. Expose them by making a decision to act.

To your swift success,

Tanya

PS If you could benefit from a fresh perspective on procrastination and how to eliminate it, grab your copy of the book No More Procrastination at www.TanyaLoves.me/ProcrastinationBook.

PPS I would love to hear your stories of procrastination and how this new book has helped you to take on a new perspective to taking action. Share your comments below.

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A Decision to Act — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks Tanya for reminding us of the importance of taking action. I plan each day the previous night. That allows me to go to sleep without worrying about my plans for the next day. The act of writing down my plans is the first action step that I take. I look forward to reading the book.

    • Thanks for your comment, Pam. I used to resist writing out my next day plans, but I now find it helpful to release my intentions the night before as well. Then, instead of having my brain stew overnight about everything that I need to do, it can be at work creating solutions for what I have already decided upon. I can wake up in gratitude, and write down all the ideas that came to me during the night. Then I can apply them to my list that morning. Awesome! Keep taking that action, and let me know what you think of the book.

    • Thanks for taking the time to stop by Cheryl. I encourage you to dust off that book. It has been such a joy for me to do so, and I really look forward to the end result. As an editor, there is no shortage of reading material for me, but it is a great feeling to be doing the writing. I was reminded of a quote recently, I forget the source, but he said that if there is a book that you want to read, write it. I am doing just that and you can too!

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