I feel as if I’ve been procrastinating all my life. Heck, I even procrastinated before I wrote this article. The thoughts that consumed me were: “What are you going to write about.” “You need to add valuable content.” “Maybe I should wait until I finish designing the perfect website,” and the classic, “I’ll get it done tomorrow.”
The moment I decided I’m going to write an article those thoughts of procrastination suddenly appear. So, I allow those thoughts to entertain me and then off I’d go doing everything else that’s unimportant because I procrastinated my way through what really matters and should be done at the time.
How many of you find yourself procrastinating about the things you set out to do? If you answered yes, then it’s safe to add that you may be a procrastinator. Your level of procrastination is now determined by how many things you manage to get done daily.
If you’ve mastered the art of procrastination, then let’s be real, you aren’t getting shit done. You might be able to justify why you didn’t write that article or start working on that long-awaited project, but your excuses are all a bunch of procrastinated thoughts.
Stop procrastinating and just do it already! Get started and get started right now. Notice I didn’t miss a beat in saying that you should get with the going because the moment we start beating around the bush, we leave room for procrastinated thoughts to appear.
The time is now 4.41am and I’m up writing this article. I stopped procrastinating, got up and headed straight to my office. My days of procrastination are so over as I think I’ve reached the stage where I’m just tired of the procrastination bullshit. If I must get something done, I’m going to just begin. I somehow need to get it into my head that I can’t get everything right one time and it’s OK.
Don’t allow thoughts of procrastination to stop you from doing the things that are truly important to you. What’s important is the beginning as with each beginning there’s always an end.
Just begin with one step, even if you can’t see the entire staircase ahead you will see each step you’re about to take.
Focus on each step, keep the important things the important things and like an obsessive ex-boyfriend showing up at his ex-girlfriend’s wedding, your procrastinated thoughts will soon realize they’re no longer welcomed at this party.