My Procrastination Is Killing My Progress

My Procrastination Is Killing My Progress

We know what we should do to grow our business, or improve our lives but we don’t do it. We hesitate, distract ourselves from making the decision, procrastinate about what exactly the right course of action is and all the time, the clock is ticking and we have got nowhere. I suffer from this. Well, let me rephrase that – I go through periods when I suffer from this badly and at other times, it simply vanishes! Having just come out of an extended period of procrastination (admittedly a big distraction was a house move) I took some time to reflect on why this happened to me and how I got myself out of it. I blame it all on the top four inches of my body. Yes, the brain. Our minds are so powerful, and they are masters at stopping us from making changes and getting what we really want. They can conjure up all kinds of excuses to stop is taking action and moving closer towards what we want. We can invent all sorts of excuses – the lamest being “I don’t feel like it” – to ‘they’ll be too busy to take my call’ to ‘I’m too busy”. These excuses are all valid but when we listen to them and let them dictate our actions they become problematic. My own excuses have ranged from the seemingly reasonable – I’m too busy, the packers are coming today, I haven’t planned enough to make the call and so on. And then I realised, upon reflection and a lot of journal writing, there were some much deeper ones holding...
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