Procrastination — What Doesn’t Work

October 23, 2014 by  

The subject that still generates the largest number of responses is Procrastination.  And it’s because it’s one that affects just about all of us in varying degrees, from frustrating to approaching catastrophic.

Clients come to me with “procrastination issues,” because they believe their problem is not getting something accomplished that is important to them or to their business.  Or they’re just worn out by the drama and negativity it takes to complete something.

Typical “solutions”
There’s the “announce a deadline that you’ll be publicly humiliated if you don’t meet it” method; the “scare yourself into doing it” method, wherein you awful-ize and create scary scenarios of what will happen if it doesn’t get done; the “sheer willpower” method, which is basically an unpleasant and sometimes ugly “forced march”; you get the picture.

All of them rely on stress, negative self-talk and beating up on the self, and when the goal is finally achieved, the overwhelming internal response is relief, relief from the painful way it was accomplished.  Not the joy of accomplishment itself.


What very few people understand, is that procrastination is not the issue, it’s the manifestation of the issue.

At its core, procrastination is the Lack of Sincere Desire to (pick one or more):

  • Be who and what you need to be
  • Do what you need to do
  • Make the choices you need to make
  • Take the necessary action

to create a life and future that is happy, healthy, satisfying, successful (as you define it), and financially secure.


There are myriad reasons your subconscious is lacking that Sincere Desire, some of the most common of which are:

  1. The belief that you don’t deserve it because of “who you are (bad)” or because of something you’ve done (bad)
  2. The belief that you’ll never be successful because that’s what you were told growing up.  Sometimes it only takes one time, if it comes from a pivotal person.
  3. The fear of what will or might happen if you “do it”
  4. The fear of what you will or might lose if you “do it”
  5. The fear of what others might think of or say about you if you succeed
  6. The fear of failure, and what that will cause both you and others to think of you
  7. The fear of success and how that will or might change your life in a way that’s unknown and scary, or known and not acceptable
  8. The belief that you don’t have the ability to successfully “do it” (not smart enough, etc.)

Doesn’t it make sense that if you harbor one or more of these beliefs, it is not possible to justify, nor is it even in your best interests, to spend resources, including time, money, and/or the psychological and emotional commitment, to achieve that goal?


Items one through eight above are all roadblocks.  They are what’s getting in the way of getting to where you want to be from where you are right now.

You can choose to fight them or to soldier your way onwards in spite of them, which will produce varying degrees of success.

Standard operating procedures don’t work
What you can’t do is will them or rationalize them away.  What won’t work are affirmations, “creating a new mindset,” journaling, or any of the other mechanical methods that are out there.

If you have a mild case of Lack of Sincere Desire regarding something and are diligent and devote a great deal of time and energy to it, you might be able to achieve some degree of success. But as those of you know who have tried any of these, that success is elusive and fleeting.

In a future post I’ll give you more details about the mechanics of Lack of Sincere Desire and why your subconscious holds on to your roadblocks.


Yes, I’m painfully aware of how self-serving it sounds to tell you that it is possible to permanently remove these roadblocks and create a happy, healthy, successful and financially secure life and future for yourself.  And that I have the means to do it.

That’s why there’s a guarantee that if you don’t notice any changes in the way you’re thinking and acting, and in the choices you’re making – all of this completely naturally, no willpower involved at all – I’ll give you your money back.

This is all you have to do – seriously!
It’s all done over the telephone, requires no homework or effort on your part, and is completely unlike traditional therapy in that you never need to talk about or disclose anything about yourself at all.

You literally just sit there and BE.  You can even fall asleep, and there have been plenty of clients who do, and it still works.  You don’t even have to believe in it, it will still work.


Send me an email and request a consultation, and get on my calendar so you can tell me where you are right now and where you’d rather be instead.  I’ll explain to you how I’ll make that happen.

If you’d like a little more information before requesting your private consultation, take a look at the About page to learn more about the process.  Check out the Is This You? pageto see some of the challenges former clients have successfully overcome, and that will be your reality, too. Take a look at some of the Testimonials (there are dozens more that I have to get my act together and put up).

Dive deeper
Then click on the link in one of the boxes on the Home page to discover even more, and choose which participation option is right for you.  It doesn’t matter if any of those three issues are not your issues, I had to put something up there and these are the most popular.

Yes, it really is as simple as that.  And after four sessions, if you don’t notice yourself thinking, feeling and acting differently, I’ll give you your money back.


You CAN have what you want to have, be who you want to be and do what you want to do once you get rid of the subconscious blocks standing in your way.  Isn’t that what you want for yourself?  The sooner you do something about it, the sooner this will be your reality.

So direct a request for your personal consultation to Sydney [at] SydneyBarrows [dot] com and we’ll schedule a call so you can describe your situation to me, and I’ll tell you how we’ll go about resolving  it.

Wishing you happiness, prosperity and abundance in all things,


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