I Know What To Do, But I Still Don’t Do It

One of life’s most frustrating aspects about ourselves is when we know exactly what we need to do, but we just don’t do it. Are we unmotivated? Are we fearful? Are we worried or anxious about starting, or finishing? Are we afraid to fail? Are we afraid to succeed? Will it make us uncomfortable? Will it create change?

Procrastination is a habit, it’s a coping mechanism we use to delay action and change. It is a form of self-sabotage. A way we hold ourselves back and stay where we are. We can become very comfortable in our comfort zones, even when they are uncomfortable. Nothing changes, if nothing changes. We will never feel 100% ready to do anything, fortunately we don’t need to feel ready to be ready.

The antidote to procrastination is action. Mood often follows action, motivation often follows action. Acknowledgement that we are procrastinating and that we are making excuses is helpful to admit to ourselves. When we know what we are doing, we can get curious about why we are doing it. When we understand why, we can take action to change it.

Change is scary, change is uncomfortable. Sometimes, actually many times in life we need to be brave. We need to jump into the unknown, jump into the uncertain. It will be ok, we will be ok. The worst very rarely happens, even when that’s what we think will happen more often than not. Possibility and potential are always bigger than any problem. We can sort it out, we can work it out. Just make a decision, the decision to try. Today. Now.

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