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Slacking Off? Here's How to Get Back on Track

We all have those moments when we're not as motivated as we'd like to be, when procrastination sets in, or when we simply feel like we're slacking off. But here's the good news: even when you've veered off course, you can always find your way back.


I want to share with you a question Shane and I were asked during a Mind Power podcast back in 2016. The question was about those moments when motivation seems elusive, when you're not as productive as you'd like to be, and you're, well, slacking off.


The truth is, not everyone is a naturally born go-getter. Some of us need that extra push to stay consistent and motivated. I'll be the first to admit that maintaining consistent motivation isn't my superpower.


But here's the key: it all starts with making a firm decision.


I believe in making a clear decision to move forward without any safety nets. When you set specific goals with deadlines that demand results, you create a sense of urgency that can be a powerful motivator.


Let me share a personal example from my early entrepreneurial days. I was, and still am, more of a night owl than an early bird. But my desire to break free from the traditional nine-to-five grind was strong. So, I decided to take decisive action. I started waking up at 4 a.m., a time when most people are still fast asleep. This early start allowed me to get into action mode right away and build momentum.


The power of urgency cannot be underestimated. When you have no safety nets and no plan B, there's only one option: to succeed. This urgency forces you to stay on track and keep pushing forward.


Today, I continue to use the same approach to maintain focus. When I set new goals, I give myself short, challenging deadlines. This sense of urgency keeps me motivated and ensures I don't fall into the trap of slacking off.


So, if you ever find yourself in a phase of slacking off, remember this valuable advice: Give yourself a real deadline, challenge yourself, and you might be surprised at how quickly you can regain your momentum. Slacking off is just a temporary setback, and with determination and a clear decision, you can always get back on track.


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Sometimes we mistake "slacking off" or "procrastinating" for allowing. We can get so stuck in our heads and caught up in the doing that we don't give ourselves the space for flow to happen, or for the universe to make the next move in the co-creation. We force it and ends up becoming more resistance...putting up the fight (in the fight, flight, friend and freeze)

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Lee Haggard
Lee Haggard
Sep 20, 2023

Love this Blog thanks Rachel. I agree with the points and have learnt some of these the hard way in the past. But find now days I don't usually slack off very much at all. Because I am so passionate and excited about what we do

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Great points Rachel and we totally agree. We have discovered over the 15 years we have been with Prosperity of Life that setting small goals on the path to achieving our bigger ones is best for us but also celebrating the wins along the way.

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Myles Forsyth
Myles Forsyth
Sep 19, 2023

Hi Rachel. I’ve been partnered with your company for over seven years. When I started, I was very motivated. I treated the opportunity seriously and I turned up to work… so to speak. It’s amazing how long you can stay motivated with continued success. It hasn’t been all consuming either as I work very part time. Being connected so often to our global community is also very motivating. I can’t remember not being motivated since joining Prosperity of Life.

I wholeheartedly resonate with your blog, and I couldn't agree more with the importance of setting short and challenging deadlines and consistently completing tasks. It's a strategy that has undoubtedly contributed to my sustained success in this partnership. Myles🙂

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Powerful blog thank you Rachel Krider and Prosperity Of Life. Great advice "Give yourself a real deadline," I know for me this works (mostly!). Jim Rohn agrees with you too as he always said, "We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."

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