The Cure to Procrastination
Have you ever started a project and not finished it? Have you ever told yourself you’re going to do something but it never got done? I know I have. Many times. You start off with a grand vision, an amazing idea, you put your ideas down on paper and you start with high energy and enthusiasm. Then after a couple days or weeks or months the excitement wears off. You get distracted. You lose your focus and drive. Oh, you still dream about doing or finishing the project you began, to write a book, start an online business, take art lessons, but for one reason or another you put it off. You procrastinate. The project winds up in a drawer, on a shelf or somewhere out of view.
Oftentimes people use perfectionism as an excuse to procrastinate. We have the mindset that it needs to be perfect before we can release it to the public. But what this does is delay sharing your genius, your talent your gift with the world. And that is a shame. You were blessed with your gifts and talents so you can be a blessing to others. Your gifts are not for you. You were given them so you can share them with the world. By procrastinating, you are cheating your audience.
Here’s the truth, your project will NOT be perfect. There may be flaws, mistakes. If you’re writing a book, even if you have the most educated, experienced, talented editor, there still may be a misspelled word or incorrect grammar. Don’t sweat it. You must be confident that you are creating something of value that people need.
The cure to procrastination is to have a standard of Excellence and then to realize that it may not be perfect. I’m not talking about being satisfied with mediocrity. It’s good enough mindset is not good enough. You have talents and gifts to share. Use them. Develop them. Be the best you that you can be. Go create that project with a standard of Excellence and then once it’s great, even if it’s not perfect-put it out there. Publish it. Release it. Share your genius with the public. Realize that NOT everyone will love it. That’s okay. There is an audience that needs to hear, and receive what you have to share. There are people who WILL love what you have to say, and share.
So, stop wasting time. Set a deadline for yourself. Envision the powerful positive impact your creation will have upon your audience. Set aside the time, put away the distractions and tell yourself, “I’m going to do this.” And then set about to getting it done. You will feel so elated once you’ve accomplished it. Doing so will exponentially grow your confidence and the world will be happy that you have shared your gift. You have greatness within you, don’t let it stay inside.
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