Overcome Procrastination When Growing Your Business
There are times when we feel we don’t like to go to work, or we don’t want to do a particular task. We ask ourselves what is going on. If we’re exhausted after doing a lot of tasks, it’s just normal for us to rest. It’s understandable. But what if it becomes a habit? What might be causing the issue?
The latest studies are saying Procrastination is just not simply mismanagement of time. It’s a complex subject. We’re here to give you some enlightenment and ideas to help overcome procrastination.
The Explanation for Procrastination
When we arrive at our decisions, we have the concept of our present self and future self. The present self always wants to gratify the need of our body like when we’re hungry we want to eat right away. Or when we’re tired, we want to rest. These are short-term rewards.
The future self, however, thinks of long-term rewards. What are those things that you can do that when you do, will give you long-term results? One example of this is going to school to earn a degree. You would probably have hardships waking up in the morning going to school, but after 4 years or some time, you will reap what you sow.
The common factor among the two selves that we have is the use of rewards to gratify ourselves. It’s just a matter of how to use it so we can combat procrastination and grow our business.
Some Causes of Business Procrastination and How to Overcome Them
We See Our Progress to be Slow
When we first open our business, we have a lot of hopes and dreams. We have daily, and monthly target sales and we want it fast so that we can branch out eventually or expand our business by providing more products and services.
We were so hardworking for the first year until we lost motivation upon seeing that the monthly sales are just not that as good. How can we motivate ourselves in situations like this?
Break down your long term goals into small ones. If your target is to produce 5 store outlets in 5 years, why not break it into small components like 12 months of monthly sales of a certain amount.
For every month you will achieve your target month sales, reward yourself by posting a star sticker on a board where you get to see it every day. It could be that not every month you achieve your target monthly sales, but when you see on the board, 12 stars would mean a new store for branching out, you’ll always be motivated.
We Have a Lot of Things to Do and We Don’t Know Where to Start
How could this lead to procrastination? When we have a lot of things to do, the one we would usually choose is the easiest one, or we may simply choose to hold things in abeyance.
We have to work on our priorities rather than those easy ones. Share your thoughts to your family members, friends, or workforce to help you brainstorm which ones should be on the top of your list.
We are Scared of Failing
Fear paralyzes us. It prevents us from doing the things that we ought to do. Well, where is this fear coming from, and how can it be stopped? It boils down to our inner self. When we equate failures to our self-worth, that’s when procrastination takes place. We procrastinate on some of our decisions because we’re afraid we might fail on that matter.
Just because you made some mistakes doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It doesn’t define you. What defines you is your effort to make a stand in every time that you fail. Use the mistakes you’ve done in the past to make better decisions in the future.
We Don’t Like the Things that We Do
Doing business would require us to do things that we don’t like to do. But the reality is, there are just some aspects that we don’t want and there are still aspects that we do want. We’re the ones who have chosen the business we want to operate. What we don’t want are the bad things coming to our business.
If we feel like procrastinating on the things that we don’t want to do, let’s remember that it’s the business we want we’re working on in the first place.
Fight procrastination and help us grow your business. We at 3E Accounting would like to see your success in the future and provide you with the best Philippine business startup package. Contact us for more information.