As we begin, let me give you this reminder from the Word of God. Proverbs 22:29 says: "Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men."
Our quote for today is from Dale Carnegie. He said: "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. "
Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are looking at Part 1 of Step 7: "Establish an Action Environment".
Q: To what extent does the physical environment affect procrastination?
In many cases, it plays a key role; in others it's a minor factor. But it will always encourage or discourage action to some degree, so it must be considered.
Q: What environmental factors are most important in preventing procrastination?
Two of the most important considerations are (1) to have the necessary tools and materials at hand, and (2) to have them organized.