Overcome Procrastination by Pulling Down Strongholds

Overcome procrastination by pulling down those strongholds!   One ongoing challenge I continue to face is the existence of strongholds in my life–especially in the area of procrastination. I’m not consciously CHOOSING to procrastinate, but it just seems to be a constant, unwelcome companion.

 

*Ongoing issues with procrastination indicate

an established stronghold or repetitive behavior pattern.*

 

Allowing a stronghold to remain in our lives is a risky situation that can hold us back from realizing our dreams and fulfilling our purpose.  Under normal circumstances, a stronghold–or a fortress–is a good thing, because it is set up as protection from attack.

 

However, mental strongholds, as the name implies, represent strong holds or influences over us, creating a mindset that resists change. They become deeply ingrained or embedded in our minds due to frequent negative repetition.  Once they have latched on, they are very difficult to break down and remove, much like a fortress wall.

 

Such is the situation when procrastination becomes a stronghold in our lives, due to its frequent, repetitive use. It requires honesty on our part to first of all acknowledge the problem (embarrassing as it is). Then it requires diligence to consistently and methodically pull down the stronghold of procrastination.

 

I think sometimes, though, procrastination is like a comfortable, familiar bad habit…and just as difficult to let go of.  We have become so accustomed to getting behind, running late, not meeting deadlines, justifying a bad attitude, and all those related events, that it takes a great deal of effort and a willingness to make the necessary changes in our lives to overcome the stronghold of procrastination.

 

It seems we need to make it a priority to attack the stronghold of procrastination, tearing down one stone at a time.

 

Tear down strongholds! [Photo Credit: morgueFile free photos]

What about YOU?

 

Do you recognize strongholds in your life?

 

Is it an ongoing struggle to tear them down and replace them with better habits or strategies that will help you prioritize and pursue your purpose?

 

3 thoughts on “Overcome Procrastination by Pulling Down Strongholds

  1. You are right – I justified my procrastination for a long time:
    I have a new baby
    I’m a single mom
    I’m in grad school
    I’m super busy at work
    thinking in my backwards head that it made me “look good” for handling so much. Fortunately I realized it’s not looking good if I continued on that path. This is a great post!!

  2. LOVE the quote by Stephen King! I struggle with procrastination and I have learned that changing my way of thinking (mindset) has really helped around this area. Breathing deeply and learning to not be so self critical has helped greatly. Great post!

  3. Procrastination sucks. I find that when I make baby steps, my baby steps turn in to bigger steps and then my procrastination ebbs. I just have to keep moving forward. I don’t even know why I do it. Crazy!

    Beth 🙂

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