Monday Motivation: The Snooze Button
Monday Motivation, 2.20.18
Written by: Kevin Long
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
“Procrastination is like a hardcore drug…
…it feels good in the moment, but it is terrible for you in the long run.”
I wanted to hit the snooze button this morning. It would have felt GREAT to hit snooze. And it would have felt even better to hit it a second time. Outside of getting a few more minutes of shut eye, how would hitting snooze affect the rest of my day? I had been gone all weekend and have a lot of stuff to get done. If I snoozed, then I would not have enough time to prep for my 8:00am meeting. If I was not prepared for the meeting, then I would be having to play “catch up” all day. By snoozing for 20 minutes, my next 8-12 hours of my day can be thrown off. Is that really worth 20 minutes of being half awake?
The way I had viewed procrastination had been in a short term view (Snooze = sleep = happy). I rarely looked at it in the broader spectrum. Putting things off can become a habit. Before you know it, you are wasting more time than you are utilizing and looking back and wondering what happened to all of the things you were going to accomplish. To get to where I want to be in 5, 10, 25 years, I need to be efficient with my time. I am not going to waste my time snoozing or putting things off. I am trying to cross things off of my to-do list, not adding on to tomorrow’s.
I will not be addicted to procrastination, I will be addicted to action. What are you addicted to?
Kevin Long, The Lead Buyer Specialist for The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he and Ben began The Rogers-Long Team, which produces $25,000,000+ in volume annually. In addition to selling hundreds of houses over the past 5 years, Kevin also serves as a mentor to less experienced agents on The RLT and in the company, and he spends most of the little free time he has working on his own personal home renovation project.