Putting it off until tomorrow.
I’ll get to it in a while.
The dictionary defines procrastination as the act of putting something off until later. I define procrastination as the act of success stealing.
I’m a procrastinator. Matter of fact, I’m a perfectiont who then procrastinates because she believes she won’t be able to do it perfectly “just yet”. *sigh* Lately I’ve realized that my consistent procrastination has caused me to put off things to the point of them becoming giant mountains of un/partially done items that may have very well, if I’d done them at the time they could’ve been done, already propelled me into another place in my life. Seriously, if you “just do it” it may take you 15 seconds, but when you allow things to pile up it becomes 3 hours or trying to figure out what you were doing in the first place and beating yourself up for letting it get this out of control. Not ok.
Next year on this date where will you be? You won’t be any further along in your goals if you continue to procrastinate.
Ask me how I know.
I recently started a Actions and Feelings Journal per Barbara Sher’s book Wishcraft, and even after a few days I’m realizing that what I do affects how I feel and, ultimately, I have control over it all. By documenting my actions and how they made me feel, positive or negative, I’m learning a lot about my desire to be a productive individual. I’ve also learned that when I feel unproductive my emotions are the lowest. This was a huge revelation for me! If you’d asked me last month if “productivity” was of huge concern to me I would have replied “nope”, but it is! The best part of the revelation is that I control whether I am productive in a given day or not, therefore I control whether I get to the end of that day and feel fulfilled. Simple. #ahamoment
Why was I procrastinating?
There are so many reasons: fear, perfectionism, lack of energy, depression, and I’m sure much more … but today … and everyday from now on, I am choosing to intentionally not delay things that could propel me to the places that I am trying to go … and that feels great.
Are you a procrastinator? Is your procrastination stealing your success?
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