Keep the Wind at Your Back

by Bill Mansell on June 11, 2013 | One Minute Motivators

Several months ago, I took my golden retriever on his customary walk. The wind was blowing pretty hard and I found myself leaning forward a little and planting my steps deliberately in order to keep moving. This headwind made every step a chore and even breathing was difficult. Determined to continue our walk, I put my head down and trudged forward.

Finally we reached the half way point and began circling round back to our home. Amazing! Suddenly, with the wind at our backs, everything became easier. My dog and I walked along briskly with perfect ease. I was able to raise my head and enjoy the passing scenery with pleasure. What a difference!

We have something in life which creates a similar effect. It’s procrastination. When we put off important tasks, our unfulfilled responsibilities tend to build and build until, like a headwind, they hamper our ability to function. Unfinished tasks are always on our mind. Worry and stress dog our steps and inhibit our creativity.

But, when we learn to stop procrastinating, when we plan out important tasks and get them done on time, all of those completed tasks are like the wind at our backs, helping to propel us forward. Our mind is clearer, our creativity flows, our stress is minimized, and everything seems easier.

Success Tip: Stop the headwind of procrastination by planning out important tasks, staying on schedule and getting them done on time.

Bill Mansell is president of MindPerk, Inc., one of the web's largest resources for self improvement and business training. A dynamic speaker and success coach, Bill is the author of a weekly blog titled, One Minute Motivators. Bill helps companies and organizations inspire and motivate their team members to consistently achieve more. His contagious enthusiasm has helped people from all walks of life to reach and exceed their goals.

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Kevin May 21, 2011

Keep the Wind at Your Back.. Outstanding 🙂


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Dorothy Stegall January 23, 2010

Thanks again for the Success Tip. Your 1 minute reading was great!


Dorothy January 23, 2010

Thanks for the 1 minute motivator reading. I find this is so true. I put one foot forward and moved on something I had been putting off and I am excited that I have moved foreward and took charge. I have a plan set in place and moving toward the finished goal in a few months. To think I could have been farther along months ago. Thanks again for the Success Tip.


Geo January 22, 2010

I find the message very on point and inspiring. It corresponds my with astrological reading!


Alex January 22, 2010

You’re right, and I’m feeling the headwind right now!! Good reminder to do it now.


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