Why then do you suppose I found it so easy to procrastinate on things I needed to do for myself? Is it because I was not being paid to do them? Is it because no one was going to think less of me if I did not do them at all or was late in doing them? Is it because I did not value myself as much as I valued others?
When I decided to start my own Internet business I was at first all fired up and could not find enough hours in the days to do everything on my to-do list. I jumped right into it with both feet and worked many hours to get my business off the ground. As time has gone on though I find myself putting off doing those tasks which I do not like to do or do not want to do. Am I losing interest in my business? Am I suffering the results of some very serious illnesses I have had in the past three years? Am I just being lazy? I update my to-do lists weekly, and I am finding that I am moving some items from week to week to week and never doing them. I would never have done that when I was an employee, and I would have fired any of my employees who did that for very long.
So today I had a talk with myself and said either stop putting those items on the to-do list and admit you are never going to do them OR put a deadline on them and just do them. I am hopeful that I will do the latter since these things could be important to my business and to my future income. If you find yourself in any similar situation then let's do what we should do and prepare for