The Real Reason You Procrastinate
If you’re human and reading this, you’ve probably experienced procrastination at one time in your life. (Or, maybe even right now for that matter.)
When I think about all of the times I have procrastinated in my life, and the amount of time that I have actually spent actively procrastinating, it’s daunting.
Think about it.
Even procrastinating just 10 minutes a day (which, let’s be honest, most of us procrastinate way more) can turn into over ten full days throughout the course of the year.
Over ten full days of spinning in our own heads, actively avoiding doing the things that more than likely are going to help us take our lives and (probably) careers to the next level.
Nothing happening. (Except, more of our valuable energy being drained.)
I don’t know about you, but I have more important things to do with my time.
So why do we do this?
Here’s what I’ve learned. When we choose to procrastinate we receive an immediate “hit” of relief. (Yes, our brains get that ever-important dopamine hit.) Therefore, we don’t have to feel uncomfortable. We don’t have to exert the energy it takes to do that really important task at hand. And we get to indulge a little bit longer in whatever mindless activity we’re doing. Or, in an even sneakier attempt, we procrastinate is by telling ourselves we need to wait until “the timing is right”, or we have “XYZ in place” before we can do the thing.
But it’s all lies.
Procrastination is just the result of us indulging in emotions that aren’t serving us.
And our emotions drive all of our actions (or inaction) in our life.
But here’s the great news.
You do have a choice. To stop procrastinating. To really go after it. To really do what you want to do after all.
You can stop procrastinating today. For good.
I’ve got the tools to teach you how.
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