How Clarity and Confidence can help you overcome procrastination

Many people struggle with procrastination, but what if it’s more than just laziness?

Clarity and Confidence are often the missing links.

When you know what you want to achieve and why it’s easier to go after it.

  • Do I know my motivation? Why do I want this? What would happen if I didn’t get it? What would happen if I did get it (and why would that be good)?
  • Do I know my goal? What are the key steps between where I am right now and where I want to be in terms of achieving this goal? Can I break it down into smaller pieces that are easier to tackle one at a time, or will taking action now make things worse later on when it’s harder than ever before?
  • Do I know my resources: how much money do I have available, how much time do I have available -what skills and tools are available too; what knowledge does someone else have which can support me in getting closer to my goal; who might help me reach my goal faster because they’ve already done something similar before -what opportunities exist for funding or other forms of support etcetera…

Confidence in your abilities and the belief that you can do it helps too.

Clarity around your goals is a huge step towards overcoming procrastination but how do you get this?

Steps to creating clarity around your goals.

  • Take a step back from the situation and ask yourself, “What is the goal that I am trying to achieve?”
  • Ask someone close to you what they think your true goal is, regardless of whether or not they are aware of your current obstacles preventing the achievement of that goal (this will prevent them from giving advice based on their own experiences). This person may not know why the goal is important to you personally — they may just see it as something that needs doing because everyone else thinks so — but having another perspective can help clarify things further when combined with self-reflection and introspection. Remember: clarity comes first; confidence follows!

Identify and become clear about your goal.

Dig deep into precisely why this goal is meaningful for you; Why does it matter? How will your life be better or different once the goal is achieved?

Ask yourself this simple question — “What do I need to reach my desired outcome?” Then list all of the things that come to mind. This might include training programs, nutrition, time management, team members or coaches. These are your resources.




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Liam FitzGerald

Liam FitzGerald

Sport, fitness, thoughts and a bit of Newcastle United so far…