The Thief of Time

The Thief of Time: How Procrastination Stole 15 Years of My Life and What I Did About It

By Dr. Scott Zarcinas, Founder 818: Unlocking Your Life

Does procrastination ever stop you from doing what you want to do?

Have you ever suffered a loss or missed opportunity because of your procrastination?

Do you feel there’s always something stopping you complete your goals?

I know exactly how you feel. In fact, I procrastinated for OVER 15 years before I finally wrote the first words to my book, The Golden Chalice.

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Yep, 15 years. I was 15 when I first said I was ‘gunna’ write a book, but didn’t do it until I was 30!

My favourite excuse I used for years and years in the mid-90s was, “I don’t have a computer!” I could have bought one, of course, but I didn’t. I preferred to procrastinate instead.

You could say I was the Professor of Procrastination, and, yes, I do know how procrastination can steal away your dreams.

They say procrastination is the thief of time for a reason… and it stole 15 years of my writing life.

But here’s the unfortunate thing—I knew I was procrastinating but I didn’t know why.

Now I do. It was the fear of failure (i.e. the fear of being rejected).

But fear is just one cause of procrastination. There are lots more, but if you don’t know what’s holding you back you are oblivious to how to stop it.

And another day passes and you have not taken the steps towards fulfilling your dreams (or in my case, written my book)…

This is why you need to uncover the real reasons you procrastinate. Procrastination is just a symptom of something underneath it, and it’s usually something to do with how you think, feel, and react.

One of the best ways to do this is to know your BreakThrough Persona mindset.

There are 4 types, and I bet you didn’t even know there was such a thing. But when you know your BreakThrough mindset, you discover the 1 thing that’s been holding you back.

I found out my BreakThrough Persona mindset a while ago, and it helped me immensely. Okay, yes, of course I still procrastinate now and then, but I have never again wasted 15 years of my life doing it.

So, if you want to know your BreakThrough Persona mindset, click here. It only takes 4 minutes.

Don’t Procrastinate. Take the First Step to Unlock the Life You Want Today!


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