Why Procrastinating Leads to Failure

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People that become truly successful in life all share a few things in common. For one, they all live a predominantly healthy lifestyle. Secondly, they all live a balanced life and make time for everything that’s important to them and treat things as a priority, not leaving anything out. The third thing that all successful people have in common are five factors that are all correlated with one another. Those five factors include having a gameplan, drive, determination, effort, and hard work. For all of the above listed things that bring about success in people, the one thing that they all have in common is effort.


It takes effort to have great success in life. That goes for success in relationships, success in business, in your social life, your family life, and in every other aspect of your life as well. It takes effort being put into things in order to have great results. In order to live a predominantly healthy lifestyle, you have to put effort into working out, eating well, and taking care of yourself. The same thing goes for living a balanced life, because it takes effort to make the time for things that are important to you. In a nutshell, if you want great results and to experience success in your life, you need to be willing to put effort into things.


One thing that I’ve noticed that successful people lack is wanting to postpone things for a later period. When people just get out of college, a lot of times they want to postpone starting their careers or looking for a job, because they want to do things that are fun like partying, experiencing nightlife, or traveling the world. Don’t get me wrong here, because I’m not saying that people that travel and experience nightlife, etc., aren’t going to be successful in their lives. However, what I am saying is that when people are focused, and determined to go after what they want in life without postponing their goals or going after them right away, they’re getting a head start.


Successful people don’t postpone things. People that are successful are the types that make time to do things that are important to them, but they realize that their priorities come first. For example, if someone knows that they need to work out to feel good and be healthy, they make the time for it. They accomplish everything that they want, because they make the time for it. But first, they get their work done for the day, so that they’re not setback by delaying their daily obligations.


You should never settle for delaying anything good happening in your life in order to experience quick, immediate, or instant gratification. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to get to where you want to be in life and to achieve your goals. If you’re not going to be willing to put in the hard work, you’re not going to get the results you want. It’s imperative not to delay achieving your goals by preferring to experience momentary fun or pleasure that will distract you and take you away from your priorities. We should all be able to experience having a good time, but the difference between someone that’s successful and someone that lacks the will to succeed or go after their dreams is the fact that successful people that are goal oriented will prioritize hard work over pleasure any day of the week. 


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On a last note, I feel the need to mention the fact that when you decide what you want to do in life, or even if you haven’t yet decided which career path you’d like to pursue, it’s imperative to keep one thing in mind, and that’s the fact that you must love what you do and feel passionate about it. If you don’t love what you do in life, you’re going to feel weighed down. Doing what you do, your job, your career, and the choices that you make in life shouldn’t feel like a drag.


We all have a choice of what we want to do with our lives. No one is holding a gun to our heads in our career choice. It doesn’t matter if we have parents that have their vision of what we should do in life, because ultimately, we need to be independent, and make the final decision for ourselves in regards to what path we choose. Otherwise, we’ll be blaming the world for whatever choices that we make in life. The choices that we make in life are no ones but our own. If we make a mistake, we mustn’t blame others that told us which path to take, because we’re the ones who run the show, and have the final say.


It’s important to make decisions in life that are well thought out, and that usually takes creating a game plan. Once we have a game plan set, and we know the path that we’d like to choose, we need to be willing to go after what we want without delaying or postponing it for mere instant gratification. If you want something bad enough in life like to experience success, money, power, or even to taste what living a luxurious lifestyle feels like, then you need to be willing to work for it, pay your dues, and not postpone going after what you want for later.


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Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at Anne Cohen Writes
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and Anne Cohen Writes. She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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