Read This if You’re a Master Procrastinator

Improvement begins with a single step

Darius Foroux
2 min readNov 7, 2023

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Every time you hit snooze on your alarm, ignore your calendar reminder, skip the gym, don’t go to the supermarket while your fridge is empty, and so forth — you become one of the many procrastinators who can’t get things done.

That’s because you’re making a decision to NOT do what you should be doing.

William James said it best:

”When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”

We all know that we should pay the bills, follow our dreams, and improve ourselves. Yet, we delay those things like chronic procrastinators.

If you’re one of us, I have two powerful words for you. If you keep these two words in the back of your mind as you go through life, I promise you will be more productive.

1. Regret

Regret is like a bitter pill that leaves a sour aftertaste. It reminds you of the opportunities you missed, the time you wasted, and the bad feeling of what could have been.

Mark Twain captured this sentiment perfectly when he said:

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Don’t allow regret to become the narrative of your life. Take action today. You will always look back on life satisfied. At least you did your best.

And that’s all that matters.

2. Accomplishment

Accomplishment is a feeling that no amount of money can buy. It’s a sense of satisfaction that is hard-earned and a testament to your worth.

To me, it’s the best feeling in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

This profound sense of accomplishment can only be experienced when you set a goal and work tirelessly towards achieving it.

When you do what you say, you feel good about yourself. That’s how you strengthen your own sense of self.

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Darius Foroux

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