It doesn’t matter how bad it gets, it’s always going to get better.
But this requires you to face your problems head on. Pretending they don’t exist isn’t an option and it isn’t going to fix anything. Believe me, I know.
Sometimes the pain will feel like it’s too much.
It’s going to terrify the crap out of you.
And it will be so uncomfortable that you’re going to want to quit numerous times.
It will be massively worth it. Because the little time spent in pain is overshadowed by the immense benefit you receive from it.
None of this can begin until you take action.
Don’t put off later what you can do right now.
This isn’t something you can set to the side and procrastinate on. The longer you wait to face and fix your problems, the longer it takes for you to get what you want.
And it will consume you in a toxic way.
You’ll spend every day hating yourself for acting like a coward when you know that you have what it takes to act like a hero.
I can’t tell you how much experience I’ve had with this.
Not wanting to deal with my feelings and running from the issues that I knew I needed to address. The faster I ran, the more I hated myself for it.
I was terrified.
Terrified to face the prospect that I wasn’t good enough.
Terrified that my problems were insurmountable.
Terrified to ask others for help because I was afraid that they would know that I didn’t have everything in my life together.
So I’d continue running away from my problems. Promising myself that eventually I would deal with them. Negotiating with myself that once I dealt with them that would be it. I never have to deal with them again.
Procrastination Queen, that was me.
Until some outside force would change the scenario and I was forced to jump in and take action before I was ready.
Have you ever felt this way?
- Have you made the conscious decision not to look at your problems because they scare the crap out of you?
- Or because you’re not really sure how to solve your problems?
- Or too humiliated to acknowledge them?
- Or you think they’re so huge that they can’t be solved?
Listen to me:
These problems aren’t going to magically disappear. Quite the opposite, in fact. They’re going to get bigger and bigger until they’re out-of-control monsters and then it’s going to feel impossible to deal with them at all.
There’s far less pain involved when you face it head on grab it by the horns and showing it who’s boss.
You need to do whatever it takes to get it resolved so you can move forward.
Because on the other side of this pain? Is a paradise of pleasure waiting for you to enjoy it.
How amazing would you feel having these problems resolved forever? How amazing would you feel knowing that you were the one who solved them?
Commit to yourself that you’re going to solve these problems today. Find the support you need, but get it done now.
You deserve this.
Which One Are You?
I bet you didn’t know that there is more than one type of procrastinator, did you? In fact, there are 8!
That’s right, there are 8 categories of procrastinators.
Which category do you think you fall into?
- The Perfectionist Procrastinator. She is constantly in her own head worried about every “what if?” scenario. What if I screw up? What if other people judge me? What if it’s not perfect the first time? You probably realize that all this overthinking is a futile exercise. It will lead to zero results and even more paralysis. The only cure for The Perfectionist is to turn off her brain and just take action. Leave the emotion out of it and take consistent action.
- The Lazy Bitch Procrastinator. She can’t be bothered to step out of her comfort zone to try something different. Even if the results are significant for her, she’s reluctant because she thinks it might be too hard. She reasons with herself that maybe she’ll do it later, yet “later” never comes. The only way to get The Lazy Bitch to do anything is to replace the lazy pattern with an active one. If you are a lazy bitch you need to remind yourself not to give yourself that label. You are not a lazy bitch, you are an active bitch. Go out there and act like it.
- The “Grass is ALWAYS Greener” Comparison Procrastinator. She measures EVERYTHING against what everybody else has. The comparison procrastinator spends most of her time complaining about how everyone else is better than her and how they get better results. She rarely sees the value in her own skills and talents and is often way too busy looking at everybody else’s plates. The only way the comparison procrastinator will get better is if she starts to focus on her own green grass.
- The Long-Term Planner Procrastinator. She wants to know before she commits to any task how it will affect her life and goals 10 to 20 years down the road. If her brain doesn’t deliver the right answer, she’s going to put it off in favor of something else she believes will give her better results in the future. The long-term planner procrastinator needs to dig deeper to analyze how goals in the short term will get her to her long-term plan. They are all connected to a positive long-term plan.
- The Village Simpleton Procrastinator. She feels she needs to go take every course on the market, read 1000 books, and watch 500 videos before she’s qualified to take any action at all. She relies on her belief that she doesn’t know how to do things and will use that as an excuse to delay by studying. The Village Simpleton Procrastinator needs to put down the books and apply what she’s learned. The key is to learn one thing and then apply it. Once that’s been mastered, learn something else and apply it. Education without action is worthless.
- The Gullible Sponge Procrastinator. She listens to all the wrong people, gets all the bad advice and tries to take action on it only to fail every single time. She only seems to listen to people who have no firsthand experience or results, but have plenty of useless advice to give her. She needs to drop those people and trade them in for a group who have had results and actually know what they’re talking about.
- The Shiny Rabbit Procrastinator. She spends all her time jumping from one idea to another, getting excited about it before casting it off for another new idea. Meanwhile, she never gets anything done. She’s chasing the adrenaline rush that new ideas give her without any proof that they work. In truth most things do you work if you’re consistent with them. The Shiny Rabbit Procrastinator needs to pick one thing and focus on it consistently.
- The Catastrophe Manifestor. She doesn’t have enough problems to worry about so she invents a thousand more. Anything to keep her from focusing and taking action to get results because she’s just as afraid of success as she is of failure. Anything and everything that could happen The Catastrophe Manifestor will see to it that an entire shit storm is created just to deflect the attention off her lack of results.
Do you see a common theme here?
There may be 8 categories of procrastinators, but there is one solution for all of them.
Turn off your brain and just do the damn thing already.
Don’t overthink it.
Don’t give it time to marinate in your squishy brain.
Just do it.
And then wake up tomorrow and do it again.
Taking action is the only thing that will wipe out procrastination, all eight of them!