Psyching Ourselves Out



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.



How many times has it happened that we’ve psyched ourselves out over a task or project? We dragged our feet, procrastinated, put it off, and came up with reasons why we couldn’t do it at that moment.

How many times has it happened that we then found ourselves with our back against a wall facing a deadline and we then had no choice but to do the task or complete the project?

How many times has it happened that once we started, we found that it wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be? We might have even wondered why we avoided it for so long. And, we might have realized that had we started sooner, we could have done a better job.

Also, we might have realized that even though there may have been challenges or setbacks, we were able to figure it out. We did it either by our own brainpower and ingenuity or we were able to ask a friend or colleague—or do an Internet search—that helped us over the rough spots.

So why did we spend all that time and effort psyching ourselves out over the task or project?! Why didn’t we get busy as soon as possible?!

Your homework today is to stop with the psyching out and start with just getting busy. Break the task or project into steps. Break those into small pieces and little parts. Then break those into tiny, manageable, and easily doable bits. Do a bit, then do the next bit, then the next.

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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