Usually when we talk about procrastination we are talking being lazy by putting off til tomorrow, what we can do today or delaying it to the point it never gets done. Which in essence leads to a nice self defeating conversation, that leads to the land of NOWHERE.
How many times have you missed out because of
The action of delaying or postponing something.
I was having a conversation with a young person and the subject was Procrastination. The question “Why do we procrastinate” kinda started a chain of thoughts.
Here are my thoughts: I believe we procrastinate because we don’t fully believe in the thing in which we are procrastinating. Something about having “that thing” has either scared us or we don’t think you’re worthy of having it, so we begin to self-sabotage. Let’s be honest, if we can continually put off until tomorrow what we can do today, it’s so we won’t have to face rejection, persecution and or a perceived failure. If I called you and told you to come and pick up $5,000.00 you would not procrastinate, you’d come and you’d be on time, because it’s tangible. You may even be willing to take some unconventional risk, because the possibility of having an extra $5,000.00 may override a couple of your FEARS.
What we don’t realize is that we also postpone Reward, Courage and the opportunity to show someone else they can, because we did. So make the phone call, book the event, enroll in school, start the blog AND STOP MAKING EXCUSES, you were by design CREATED TO DOMINATE!!
That thing keeps chasing you because it’s inside of you, part of your DNA and you running from it won’t make it go away. It’ll keep gnawing at you until you answer it. You were BORN with these giftings and the expectation is you’ll develop them and deliver them to the world! Wrapped in the Authenticity of who you are.
Receiving gifts is always an exciting time, I don’t know anybody who doesn’t get excited about an anticipated gift. What do YOU do when you receive a gift? Now I don’t know about you, but I would say Thank You and then OPEN IT! If you never open the gift, you’ll never know what’s inside and you won’t be able to use it to the fullest potential.
I’d rather have a peek at POSSIBILITY than a reflection of regret.
“You can gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Procrastination- A Different Prospective