Taking That First Wobbly Step
Have you ever known you were supposed to do something but didn’t do it? Then, the feeling keeps coming back, almost haunting you. Maybe it’s more of a gentle nudge – a little reminder in your spirit that just won’t let go.
Maybe, you’ve even shared with someone close to you that you were supposed to do this thing and still haven’t done it. That’s the worst! Because then when your trusted confidant brings it back up you know in your heart you’ve had no good excuse for not doing it.
I admit I’m good at procrastination. I’ve procrastinated this blog post for 5 years. Yep, you read that correctly ~ 5 L-O-N-G years. Ha! Beat that! Is it a competition? I hope not! And I truly don’t want to win the competition of “Best Procrastinator.”
Sometimes procrastination stems from fear. A lot of things in life require us to overcome fear. For me, that would be anything having to do with heights. Skydiving, bungy jumping, cliff diving, you get the picture. If I’m perfectly honest, it took overcoming some fear to publish this blog. You wouldn’t think so, but it did.
I entertained random thoughts “What would I blog about? Will anyone even be interested in what I have to say? Why would anyone be interested in what I have to say? I don’t have anything interesting to say. I’m not an expert at anything. Do I have time to devote to this? How would I find the time?” I‘m not good at prioritizing my schedule to allow for things I want to do.
But guess what? I’m writing it now.
What is it about human nature that causes us to procrastinate? I procrastinated because I didn’t have all the details. I’m very risk averse so I want to have every. single. little. step planned out before I take the first one.
Now I’ve started a blog. A blog about what? I’m not sure. It might take me a while to find my footing. I will probably write more blog posts like this one before it is all said and done. But I’m choosing to start imperfectly right now. No more sitting on the sidelines. I’m jumping into this game.
What about you? Are you a master procrastinator like me? Allow me to encourage you. You can do it! You’ve got this!
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