I’m guessing you’re well aware of the word “procrastination” and what it means?
Today I’d like to look at it from another angle.
I was talking with a client this week who was totally distressed by what he perceived as his “lack of achievement” towards his goals. (I can totally relate to that!)
It’s not that he is lazy.
It’s not that he won’t take action.
It’s not that he’s not motivated and it’s certainly not because he doesn’t know what he is talking about.
Indeed, he is totally frustrated because he can’t decide; he can’t choose the first step to take.
As we talked, I encouraged him to “simply lean into it” and just do something.
We burn so much energy when we waste our time trying to come to a decision.
Many of us need to see the perfect outcome before we can take a step forward.
The irony is, that life is not like that. We make progress by taking one step at a time.
Like my client, I’ve been stuck myself with making a decision about how to niche down my own business and who to attract.
I admit, it’s difficult when you have so many choices. Again, like my client, when you can serve many people with different solutions and you enjoy them all, it’s a daunting task to say “No” to some.
When you think about the energy you’re wasting, it becomes critical to stop procrastinating.
Simply make a decision, choose an action and take one small step towards it.
If you find you don’t like the direction it’s going, simply make another decision.
The only way to overcome “paralysis by analysis” is to do something.
A mentor of mine once put it this way, “Just pick a horse and ride it”.
Your task this week is to do exactly that.
If you’ve found yourself paralysed and burning energy, simply choose one small action you can take and do that.
Go on. Do it now. You can always change it.
Stop burning energy.