Start before you’re ready

procrastination

I saw this in Do the Work by Steven Pressfield.   I know a few people who think they procrastinate too much or wait for the perfect solution.  How about this for inspiration?

 Don’t prepare, begin.  Remember, lack of preparation is not the enemy; it’s not the difficulty of the project, or the state of the market or the emptiness of our bank account.  

The enemy is resistance.

The enemy is our chattering brain, which if we give it so much as a nanosecond, it will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we need to do.  Start before you are ready.

What lies beneath your procrastination?  Extremely high standards, perfectionism, a fear of getting it wrong?  All these can be really helpful – but not when it is our only strategy to move on.  Get help to think it through and try out different approaches  #coaching #procrastination

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