Sunday, July 8, 2007

Responsibility and Procrastination, Not a good combo!

These past few weeks my son has been taught the hard way that ignoring things or procrastinating on tasks you are responsible for comes back to haunt you. To make a long story short, he had several tickets he left unpaid or ignored and his license got suspended. The last time he got pulled over was a little more serious than just procrastinating.

What if we chose to run our business or do our jobs in this fashion? If we successfully brought in new clients and then procrastinated or ignored the need to complete the job, the consequences are more than likely you will lose clients, be reprimanded, or as in my sons case, lose your job (he lost his license for a year)!

Stop putting off to tomorrow what you can accomplish today! Steps to proceed:

  1. Baby Steps---(Ever seen the movie What About Bob?) Start on the project or task completing one step at a time and before long you are almost complete.
  2. Thoroughly check and recheck your work. Do not leave out any of the steps. Make sure the tasks are correct and complete.
  3. Completion to satisfaction. If the task is for someone else, make sure they are satisfied. If for you, you have to be satisfied just in the fact that you have the task out of the way!

If you have been procrastinating on tasks that fall under your responsibility, start today! Do not let your reputation be ruined by lack of motivation. As I watch my son grow up and hopefully into a responsible adult, I strive to be a role-model for him. Be a role model for those around you.

Carole DeJarnatt
Alliance Advisors, Inc.

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