Overcoming Procrastination to Achieving Your Dream

Category: SUCCESS Published: Thursday, 17 January 2019 Written by Life Coach Efosa Emovon

Success Advice

On May 5, 1961, the freedom 7 spacecraft blasted off from Florida, U.S. A. and American astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the first American and the second person to travel to space.

Even the dumbest imbecile in the most remote village on earth knows that to travel to space and come back to earth is no small feat. Alan Shepard was celebrated greatly until his life span ran out in death, but not like the first man to orbit the earth, Yuri Gagarin.

Alan Sheppard would have become the first human in space because he prepared just as the young Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. He conquered one of the things [fear] know to set limits on people just as Gagarin conquered it.

The spacecraft to take him there was ready; In fact, everything was ready but the same enemy [procrastination] that stops you to become that which you want to be in life, stopped him from becoming the first human in space.

Dear esteemed reader, I envy you because you have a great talent. I admire you greatly because you don’t have to pay a dime before you can have high desires and dream big dreams.

I consider you lucky because you are endowed with the reservoirs of abilities and geniuses. Why do you prefer to hope and wish? Why are you quick to draft out plans but slow to execute them? You have what it takes to make a difference what are you waiting for?

Long ago, you said that you wanted to become a movie star, how many auditions have you attended. You said you wanted to become a music star, since you had this in mind, how many songs have you recorded and how many record labels have you visited?

Last year you said you wanted to lose weight but it appears you have gained more weight, what are you doing to achieve your weight loss goal!

Many people, who started up a business venture since you had in mind to become an entrepreneur are now successful entrepreneurs why are you still complaining about the lack of money.

In short, how many business seminars have you attended and how many books and articles have you read on the subject of starting up a successful business venture.

Another year has come! Remember, it is madness to expect this year to be a great year for you when you keep acting the same way. This year will only be a great year for you if stop to look at the scorching sun or thunderstorm and make a move!

What stops you from pursuing your dream please can I know what you are afraid of? Begin today don’t be scared of anything, the worst that can happen to you is to fail and even if that happens so long as you don’t quit you are not defeated.

In fact, it has been proven over and over again that the lesson we learn from defeat can help us go beyond the limit we set for ourselves. The other day I overheard someone telling his friend to wait for his turn; I hope that is not what you are waiting for?

If success is by turn, do you think you will ever be rich? In case you don’t know they are more than seven billion people on earth presently. And if you think waiting is going to make the hill you intend to climb smaller, or shorten the journey you plan to embark on sorry, you can’t be more wrong.

Also, remember someday is not a day of the week. Nothing Can Stop You Only You Can do that As of December 5, 1960, the day fixed for Shepard trip to space, no human had visited space or orbited the earth.

This would have been the greatest opportunity for him to become the first human in space. Unfortunately, his trip was postponed to mid-January 1961; then again to March 6, 1961. As if that was not enough, it was postponed again to April 25, 1961; then to May 2, 1961, and finally May 5, 1961.

Meanwhile, on April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space and the first to orbit the earth. Until Alan Shepard death on July 21, 1998, he regretted this greatly.

If he had taken action by protesting the unnecessary shift in date, of course, he would have become the first human in space. Any wonder a Wiseman said, “Delay always injures those that are prepared.”Remember, the saddest word to say is,“I wish I had known.”

Many people didn’t know that tomorrow is not another day but today. Those who wait for tomorrow to come, to sow their seed will have to wait forever because tomorrow is today.

Emulate the Eagle

The eagle does not wait for a favorable wind before it takes off to the sky because it knows it might never come. That is why it is always up there in the sky soaring.

Those you see succeeding are people who don’t wait for anyone or anything before they pursue their dreams in life.

The greatest favor you can do for yourself is to ignore the hour, height and storm and get on that track, spread your wings and soar. This is the greatest secret behind the eagle’s success.

In the words of a great inventor Benjamin Franklin, “You may delay but time will not.” Time waits for no one, in fact, it is nobody‘s friend.

If you want to sow a seed, today is the right time. Don’t be cowed; don’t let the spelling confuse you; today is the tomorrow you are waiting for.

One of the differences between those who succeed and those who don’t is that the former sees tomorrow as their today, why the later thinks tomorrow really comes and waits foolishly for it.

What to do If you have a cushion in your house that is making it hard for you to get up and pursue your dream, my advice for you is to set it on fire or donate it to someone. If your TV set is what is holding you back take it away from your sight.

If your friends are responsible for this shift in date, then your number one resolution this New Year should be, running away from them. In fact, learn how to choose the right friend.

If it is your relationship that prevents you from showing the world, what you can do there is no better time but now to walk out of that relationship. Remember, history does not record how many times we kiss or make love to our partner but our impact.

Thomas Edison is remembered for the incandescent electric bulb and other great inventions he introduced to the world and not for the number of wine he drank during his lifetime. Move away from your comfort zone to make things happen.

I highly recommend the book below for you, use it to conquer procrastination forever and achieve your dream.




I wish you a resounding success in your pursuits.


About Me

Efosa Emovon is a firebrand motivational speaker and self-help guru who has empowered many people through his books, training programs and personal development site, www.gateofsuccess.co.uk



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