Why do we procrastinate?
Because it's actually really annoying.
Because you generally want to create results but then you aren't moving.
Which is problematic...
And for high-achievers just plain frustrating.
Isn't it easy though?
To just be lazy?
To wait expectantly for things to change?
To hope for your situation to better itself?
Is it realistic? Hello no! But do we still do it? Hell yes!
My January and February was SLOWWWWWW.
And it was at a time where I could not afford to be slow.
I had just quit my 9-5 to run my coaching business full time.
But that is when the universe decided to throw that curve ball at me.
And so I waited.
And surprisingly (not so surprisingly!!!) nothing changed.
But I eventually pushed through.
What it took was an internal REVOLUTION.
Which is what I see in my highest achieving clients and friends.
This ability to take their life and shake it up when they feel it has started stagnating.
We all do "procrastination" from time to time.
We get into that lethargic state where we say "I'll do it tomorrow".. which btw turns into next week which turns into next month...
And the cycle that was just supposed to last a day ends up lasting a lot longer than that.
That's why I love to see that rise up take place.
That passion and hunger that stems from a need to change things up.
To see things evolve.
To see new opportunities become available.
To tackle the unknown.
PROCRASTINATION.. we all do it from time to time.
But when is enough really enough?
Aren't you sick of waiting around and hoping for your situation to get better?
Aren't you sick of waiting on the sidelines while you know your ideal life takes place right there on the edge?
What are you waiting for to get things moving again?
There is no sign.
No one is going to step into your life and ignite that fire.
I might write this post... but you need your own spark.
You are responsible for being the change that you want to see in your world.
So my advice to you, and this is said with love of course, what the heck are you waiting for to level up?
You know it.
I know it.
Life is not going to slow down for you.
There will not be a better time to do it.
And things are not going to get easier.
You might get better though...
And that's an exciting prospect.
It starts with you.
It starts with you turning up.
It starts with you doing the work.
It starts with you committing.
It starts with you deciding.
You have everything it takes right now to light a fire that will shine brightly.
You have everything that is required right at your fingertips.
If you would just reach out and grab it.
So what are you waiting for?
Let's gooooo 🔥!!
My top three tips for you to step away from procrastination:
1) The Pareto Principle (my take on it) - If you had just 3 hours to do everything you wanted to accomplish today, what would you do - what actions would you take? What are the biggies? Don't waste your time doing busy work. Get the important stuff out of the way and then move on.
2) Find people who are motivated and have built up that momentum and the high energy. Stick close to them. Chances are it will rub off on you. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be your best self.
3) Set firm deadlines for yourself. Even if it's a personal commitment. When do you need it done by?
MY QUESTION TO YOU:
What tactics or strategies to you use to move past procrastination?