Most people may know about bad and good habits, but few have an idea what is a now habit. This is the kind of habit that people who get things done on time and not later, tend to develop. It is a way to avoid procrastination and putting off decisions and actions until a later time and, in fact, it is a good mindset to develop.
Procrastination is a major reason why capable people fail at getting things done. The procrastinator takes a long time to make a decision and an even longer time to act. This can be a major failing especially where making business decisions is necessary. Like bad habits, developing the now habit does not happen overnight or by chance. The good news is that even habitual procrastinators can learn how to stop putting things off and act now.
If you want to move from being a procrastinator who puts off everything, these steps will help you develop the now habit:
To change from bad habits to good ones you have to take the time to reward yourself for meeting your goals. It can be a matter of buying yourself a treat for completing one small part of a big project, which can help push you to complete each step in time. Each small success helps to build confidence and minimize if not totally eliminate the fear of failing.
While these tips can help you develop and cultivate a now habit, they are not by any means the only way to go. Different people have different steps to help them develop good, winning habits. As the author of the popular book, "The Now Habit,” Neil Fiore, PhD said, “It is the fear of failure, the fear of being imperfect, and the fear of impossible expectations that prevent us from acting...” Once we take steps to manage these fears and anxieties, we can overcome procrastination and all the negative effects associated with it.