This post was guest blogged by David of http://moneyning.com.
Procrastination is the root cause of many problems. If we give ourselves the chance, we can probably find many excuses not to do a certain thing. Popular excuses include “I will do it later” or “I know it’s important but I don’t have the time right now”. Take John Chow’s call for guest post for instance. We all know it’s beneficial to submit a guest post on an ultra popular blog like JohnChow.com but most of us will put it off and end up missing the chance to be considered either because we never emailed one over or was too late.
Let’s think about this for a minute. Instead of writing a post that will generate a bit of buzz and increase our credibility, we end up not submitting by being lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no saint because I procrastinate also. I almost didn’t submit a post either, as excuses like “I would waste my efforts if John doesn’t get the email” or “what if it’s not good enough and it doesn’t get posted” were running across my brain before I started writing.
Luckily, I did write it because it got published. I will be enjoying the traffic while the rest of the procrastinators will be thinking about the “what ifs”.
Of course, this is just one small example but procrastination affects all of us in so many other ways. From contributing to our retirement accounts to starting to make money online, all we needed to do is get off our lazy buds and do something to have a profound effect in our lives.
All we need is that “can do” attitude that’s in all of us. The mindset that we can figure things out once we get into it. Don’t worry that we don’t know anything because no one else knew everything at the beginning either. Take comfort that the most successful people are not always the smartest people, but the ones that take action. So start now, go create that website and have fun. With passion and the “can do” attitude, knowledge will be learned and results will follow.
We all know what John would be missing if he waited and never started his blog. $30k a month and counting, that’s all.