We’ve all put things off. I’ve done it, your boss has done it, and you’re probably doing it right now. No one is a stranger to procrastination.
And unfortunately, we also know from experience that it’s stressful, detrimental to progress, and overall, a nasty habit to fall into.
Fortunately, procrastination has a simple cure…
JUST GET STARTED.
Seriously. Just start doing what you’ve been putting off. Forget perfection. Forget getting ready. Forget gathering support or any other trick that you use to postpone the inevitable. You and I both know that you have to get that stuff done, so start doing it.
I understand, it’s hard to get moving. A body at rest wants to stay at rest. However, once you get going, a body in motion wants to stay in motion.
But don’t worry about that for now. Don’t worry about finishing your work, or getting it all right, or whatever else might come later…just get started.
Want to start a new project? Start brainstorming it. Need to get that stack of reports done? Do one right now. Interested in a meditation practice? Set your timer for 5 minutes and close your eyes.
I don’t think I need to remind you that one day you’re not going to be here anymore. If you want to fill the time between now and then with pointless anxiety, unnecessary frustration and fruitless moments, then by all means, keep putting all that stuff off until tomorrow.
But if you want a life that you can be proud of…a life of adventure, accomplishment, heart-felt connections and really good stories, then you’re going to have to get off your hump. You have to set the wheels in motion. You have to get going on something in 5…4…3…2…
Go for it, my friend. As the old saying goes, “Fortune favours the bold.” Go win the favour of your fortune, before dawdling steals another precious breath from your lips.
What can YOU get started on right NOW?
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