How to STOP procrastinating and START writing!

The greatest problem that prevents business owners to promote their website with Article Marketing is procrastination. Most business owners will tell you “Writing articles has been on my to-do list for a long time” or “Yes, I know I should put my articles online to get more traffic”.

But how do you get started?

As you find it easy to talk yourself OUT of writing, why don’t you play devil’s advocate and talk yourself back INTO writing.

Learn The Anti-procrastination Self-talk Language for Article Writing. Here are some examples:

“I’m waiting for inspiration.”

SELF-TALK – “Look at your writer’s notebook.” Each time an idea pops to your mind, record it in a notebook that you carry with you. This way, you’ll never be short of ideas to get started.

“I’ll start later.”

SELF-TALK – “Why don’t you work on it for 10 minutes? Only 10 minutes!”

“I’m not in the mood.”

SELF-TALK – “If you wait to be in the mood, you might never get started. Start and get the momentum.” Work 10 minutes on it…then another 10 minutes…till you have the hang of it.

“I have to check my email.”

SELF-TALK – “Honestly, you’re looking for a legitimate excuse not to get started, aren’t you? Are people more important than your goal?”

“I need to clean my desk.”

SELF-TALK – “It’s not the right time. If it really bothers you, clear your desk. Put everything on the floor without cleaning it and get started.”

“I need to get over my cold, problem, issue…”

SELF-TALK – “Once you’re over… what will be next? You know you’ll find another excuse. Do it now!”

“I need to wash the dishes and go the shops.”

SELF-TALK – “Yes, the dishes need to be washed and you need to go to the shops. But you don’t need to do that now. The dishes can wait and the shops don’t close till late. Write for 30 minutes then wash the dishes during your break. And at the end of the day, go to the shops when your task is done. You can even reward yourself with a treat.”

“I’ll never get it done.”

SELF-TALK – “I agree. If you don’t start, you’ll never finish. Give it a try for 10 minutes.”

“I work better under pressure.”

SELF-TALK – “It’s true that deadline pressure usually jolts you into action but what will happen if someone comes along with a free concert ticket for tonight and you can’t go because you’ve not finished your work?”

Excuses, excuses, excuses.

‘Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.’ (Unknown)

Don’t listen to your excuses. Write your articles and promote your business with Article Marketing.


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