Friday, July 6, 2011
"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy". ~Denis Waitley
Today I will let go of procrastination.
I will take a look at why I put off responsibilities and how I can change this behavior. Do I feel that I won't do certain tasks well enough or that they're too overwhelming? Do I set specific standards for myself and then fail because I've set them too high? Do I expect perfection from myself and then put off what I fear will be imperfect? As long as I accomplish my tasks to the best of my ability, I will succeed. I can jump in with both feet when necessary and feel proud that I at least started what I needed to do. Nothing can ever be completed without starting it first.
When I procrastinate, I will never get where I need to go, and eventually I will become overwhelmed and buried underneath all the things I refused to start.
"You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Today I will let go of the desire to put off what needs to be done now.
From the book Time to Fly Free by Judith R. Smith
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