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Kill procrastination

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During the last week, what did you postpone until tomorrow that would have been better handled today? Calling a difficult client? Hitting your prospecting goals? Saving for a rainy day? Going to the dentist? Paying your bills? Calling a loved one? Having a physical check up? One of the most common ways that people create stress and struggle in their lives is through procrastination. If you have ever said, "I just don't have the time or energy to deal with it now," you paid the price of procrastination in several different ways. First, thinking about doing a task and then not doing it is a waste of time. Second, the longer you procrastinate, the more difficult it becomes to take action to complete the task. Third, delaying the task often can increase the cost of completing it. For example, if you put off opening your bills and miss a payment deadline, you end up paying a late fee. The Nike tag line "Just do it!" is one approach to coping with procrastin...