I meet lots of people in my development work. 99% of those people join my workshops because they are not making progress; they’re not where they want to be, doing what they want to be doing. 100% of them have a reason why. And they’re all excuses. You’re either getting results or you’re giving reasons. Which are you? Become someone who makes progress. Get into this June Challenge – have a look here – or go to Stretch Yourself Challenge Workshop. (aff link)
Not sure about you but I sure am guilty at times of putting things off. Delaying until I have ‘enough’ information.
Postponing decisions out of fear of making the wrong one.
Procrastination sucks. Really. It does. We can joke about it and take the mickey out of those who do it but it is a real problem.
It’s mentally exhausting putting tasks off again and again each time knowing that you’re likely only delaying the inevitable. Avoidance becomes an art form but it doesn’t get any easier to live with it.
At times, we get caught up in the little things that we feel need to be done. Right now, for example, I am in clean up mode in my office. I can get so productive that I jump from one thing to the next and before I know it my space looks like a war zone, or a teenager’s bedroom!
In cleaning up I cam across this quote I plucked out of Tim Ferris’s 4-hour Work Week book:
“The size of your bank account doesn’t change by the number of hours you log in handling unimportant email or minutiae” Tim Ferris
Every now and then I think we all need to be reminded of the priorities.
It can be easy to focus on the easy things to do, like trolling through email and tidying up things so they are just so. In