Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA
CHAPTER 8 DECISION: THE MASTERY OF PROCRASTINATION
The Seventh Step toward Riches
On this last Saturday evening's call, there were a couple interesting points of view on what PROCRASTINATION is. I prefer to go by Napoleon Hills's definition, because it is much less philosophical. It is quite simple, in my opinion. It is LACK OF DECISION, the opposite of DECISION.
I understand this simple definition, because I practice it often. They may be small things like taking the trash out, mowing the grass today, Sunday, rather than Saturday afternoon, when I should have. These are small almost insignificant examples, but they lead to larger more important ones.
More important ones, like skipping a day of connecting with people in social media. Not having connected an external devise to my computer to setup a local network to store saved software from 3 computers. That will be completed this next week, when I get the proper length cable.
Then there are larger things we can chose to put off. Everyone who downloads Success In 10 Steps is looking for a magic bullet that will propel them to success. Most of these people either don't get started and are gone in a few month.
They PROCRASTINATE and convince themselves they are too busy.
There are a few of the many who have downloaded the ebook recently that have made a commitment. They are the ones who are on most calls and participate by speaking up on calls and posting lessons here in Think and Grow Rick. They are the ones who are learning the skills we teach here in Mentoring For Free. Those skills are:
teaching people to be leaders,
advertising and marketing in social medial and
Where You learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think!
Skills those people who downloaded Success In 10 Steps need to be successful. But sadly, they PROCRASTINATE and begin telling themselves things like, "I don't have time", "I'm working and can't be on calls." I have the PERFECT answer for those who work. Listen to either the replay line or the archive of every call and read every lesson posted. This can be done 24/7.
Fortunately, we are not responsible for other people's success or lack of it. I am only responsible for what I do.
I grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for their expertise in having created Mentoring For Free, then having the ability to teach people the skills. Maybe the most important skill being, Where You learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think! Thanks You, thank You, thank You to each one of You Linda and Michael Dlouhy.
I am grateful to each member of our 8 weekly calls. A few of the people on the calls have made the decision to participate by speaking up. Thanks You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. You are a valuable member of each Mastermind Group.