Procrastination | Reasons for Procrastination

There are two main reasons for procrastination, the fear of success and the fear of failure. Today I go a bit more in depth of these two fears and ways to overcome them.

Reasons for Procrastination

Over the last few posts I have been talking about procrastination.  In the first post I was fairly general about some of the reasons for Procrastination,  in the second post I shared some quotes about procrastination and how they apply to me and in this post I am going to discuss the two major fears that can lead to procrastination.

My husband has been doing some training as well for his business as well and his mentor said that the two main reasons for procrastination are the “fear of Success” and the “Fear of Failure” and so he suggested I go into more detail on these fears.

Why is it that so many lottery winners are back to where they started a year after they won the lottery? Why do Pop Stars that become famous overnight have so much problem dealing with it? Particularly if it is a result of a reality show.  A lot of the reason is that these people do not know how to handle success.  A lot of people do not how they would handle success if it came to them suddenly by doing something so they procrastinate.

You have to know how to deal with success, and the way you learn, is by reading and listening to audios.  Training your mind that success is natural, that you will succeed and you will be able to handle it.  Your mind has to be prepared to accept success otherwise it will self-sabotage all your efforts.

The way I am preparing my mind is reading powerful books like Napoleon Hill, listening to audios like our inner circle audios and I am also listening to subliminal recordings and hypnosis but that is not for everyone.

Other ways we can prepare ourselves are by meditation and associating with other successful people. Masterminding with other successful people enables you to associate success with you and your friends and just be accepted.


Reasons for Procrastination


The other major Fear you have to overcome often to stop procrastination is the “Fear of Failure.” With this fear you are afraid that you will fail so do not even want to start the task before you.  You might have been told all your informative years that you will never come to anything, that you might as well not try as you will fail.

One of the the first things you have to teach yourself is that all successful people have failed before they achieved.  One of the most important things to remember is that Edison failed 10000 times before he succeeded in creating a working light-bulb.  Donald Trump has failed many times but what makes him great is that he always gets up and starts again and is now one of the richest men in the world.   What you need to do is look at failure as just a step along the way to success.  Each failure gets you further along the path to success as you learn how to deal with that issue and progress further on the path to success.


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The more important thing is if you fail do you just try again after analysing the reason for failure? If you do you will be preparing yourself for success and the more you do this the less you will procrastinate.

These are two main reasons for procrastination,  There are multiple reasons but most of them will boil down to these two reasons.

If you have enjoyed reading my post on reasons for Procrastination,  then comment below with examples you have come across and methods you are using to overcome these two main fears.

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Reasons for Procrastination

To summarise the two main reasons for Procrastination are fear of success and fear of failure and they both can be interchanged and overcome by preparing the mind.

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Self Discipline | Ways to build your self Discipline

Self discipline enables you to think about the consequences then say your words. In other-words think before you act. This also means you control your emotions by regulating the power of each emotion.

Ways to build your Self Discipline

I have been reading a wonderful book called Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success and one of the chapters I have just read is all about Self Discipline.

The chapter is called Enforce Discipline and is one of the Keys to success.  There are six mini topics under the heading of Enforce your Self Discipline and they are Controlling your emotions, The big four, The power of Self-Discipline, The structure of your mind, The things you cannot discipline, and the power of will.

Controlling your Emotions – Self discipline enables you to think about the consequences then say your words.  In other-words think before you act. This also means you control your emotions by regulating the power of each emotion.

There are 14 emotions split into Positive emotions and Negative emotions.

These emotions are:

Love Fear
Sex Jealousy
Hope Hatred
Faith Revenge
Enthusiasm Greed
 Loyalty Anger
Desire Superstition

Emotions provide your driving power and if you can control them you will achieve amazing results.  They need to be balanced because too much of any emotion can overwhelm the others and take away reasoning for example there are those people that are so in love that they will do anything for their loved ones.  They are putty in the hands of others and rarely amount to anything because they have no purpose in their own life.

You must control and direct your emotions, not deny them.  Denial would be an impossible task because emotions are like a river, their power can be dammed and released under control and direction, but it cannot be held in check forever.

The section on the Big Four is all about using self discipline in four highly important areas.  Appetite, Positive Mental Attitude, Time and Definiteness of Purpose.  A Positive Mental Attitude is the is the only frame of mind in which you can have a definiteness of purpose.

Definiteness of purpose is the most important reason for self discipline.  You you know your definiteness of purpose then you will do everything in your abilities to achieve it.  The power of Self-Discipline allows you to achieve amazing things.  Let’s look at Mahatma Gandhi.



Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most powerful persons in the world, and he didn’t have a house, and had no money but his influence is incredible

This man over long years defeated the British Empire because his definiteness of purpose was to free the people of India.  He went the extra mile to free hundreds of thousands of people. He had applied faith. He completely cleared his mind of any doubt that freedom would be won. And he had amazing self discipline.

Focus your mind on your definiteness of Purpose and self-discipline will be learned along the way to make sure you achieve your definiteness of Purpose.

So going back to the title of this blog

Self Discipline Ways to build your self discipline

Do you think you have learnt ways to build your self discipline?

What ways do you use to build your self-discipline?

Reading is a good start.  Another way is listening to inspiring audios.

I do both and I am amazed daily on what I seem to be achieving.

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