The Dangers of Procrastination

G rab a pen and paper, and make a list of all the things you desire in your life.We get one shot at life. It's time to start living, not one day, but today!
11/07/2013 04:55 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Are you Mr. or Miss One Day?

There are all these great things you want to do in your life and you say to yourself, "Yep. I'm going to make it happen one day."

Have you ever been there on a Saturday thinking, "I can't be bothered to go out with friends tonight. Maybe I'll go to that party tomorrow instead."

If you'd have gone out tonight you could have met your dream girl!

Do you have a Mr. One Day or Mr. Tomorrow mentality?

We're all guilty of procrastinating at one time or another. But you have to admit it to yourself. Did you have a great idea for a business years ago but didn't take action, and then found that years later some other guy thought of the same thing, made it happen and now earns millions of dollar a year?

How does that make you feel?

Have you ever seen a company on the stock market you knew was undervalued, but you put off buying stock? What happened? A few months later, the stock value shot through the roof, and you missed out because you didn't take action. You procrastinated. You figured, "One day I'll buy some stock."

When you have that mentality, you never do anything. You look for reasons to avoid acting. You don't have the money, or you don't have the time. Whatever it is, you always have an excuse. The reality is, when you think like this you'll never take action. You've become Mr. One Day, and you're living him every day of your life.

How does being Mr. One Day feel? How's it working for you? Are you enjoying an amazing lifestyle, or are you frustrated?

You sit there, with all these great plans and dreams, but you never do one thing to achieve them. You need to realize right now, procrastination is dangerous, and in some cases, it can be deadly!
Think I'm being over dramatic? Imagine this...

You're overweight. You know it's unhealthy, and you know you need to lose the fat quickly. You say to yourself, "I will lose weight, but it's hard. I'll start dieting after the holidays." Before you know it, you wind up in the hospital. Sick, broken and hooked up to all kinds of machines. The doctor tells you, "I'm really sorry. Your organs are failing. You only have months to live."

Now what are you going to do?

I'm telling you guys, you have to start living today, because eventually you're going to run out of "one days."

If you don't believe how dangerous procrastinating is, go and spend some time talking to old people. Ask them how many of them have regrets. Ask them how many wish they'd have done more with their lives when they had the chance. Ask them if they had their time again, what they would do differently.

I promise you, it will be like a punch to the gut you'll never forget! So here's what I want you to do this minute...

Grab a pen and paper, and make a list of all the things you desire in your life. Doesn't matter how big or small the ambition. List every one of them down. It can be as simple as approaching one woman every day for a month, or as grand as a world-wide vacation and making $1 million. You're going to call this your "One Day" list.

Get it all out there, and then I want you to take action every single day towards one of your goals. Even if it's just making a phone call, reading a book, or walking over to a woman you're attracted to. It's about building momentum. If you're procrastinating you've got into some bad habits, and you need to break them gradually.

You need to start living your life now. Get rid of Mr. One Day. He's bad for you, and he's going to ruin your life if you let him. You need to become Mr. Right Now. Mr. Right Now is the guy who meets all the great women. Mr. Right Now is the one who had the great lifestyle. And Mr. Right Now is the guy who achieves all his dreams and ambitions.

We get one shot at life. It's time to start living, not one day, but today!