“I am stuck on Band Aid brand ’cause Band Aid’s stuck on me.”*
This is well and good if you have a wound that needs protection as it heals, but this isn’t that good as it relates to procrastination versus doing it.
At one time procrastination may have protected you because it caused you to slow down, re-think where you were going and what you were doing. It helped you double-check and feel surer of your decision.
Now, though, it’s holding you back. Time to rip off the Band Aid; time to do what needs doing.
Sometimes, before we actually take the step, things look bigger, farther off, and worse than they turn out to be. I’m sure you can think of instances in your own life where this was true. Afterward you may have wondered what you were so anxious about!
As long as you’ve done your due diligence, then go for it! Have faith in yourself, your skills, and in your intelligence–that you’ll figure it out along the way. Trust that you’ll be able to handle it. And you will. You’ve done so in the past and you can do it again now.
Your homework today is to take a moment to think about one thing you’re procrastinating about. Ask yourself why you’re delaying; is there some part of it that needs a little more investigating? Are you stalling because you don’t have every little answer or your skills aren’t masterfully perfect? Recognize that you’ll never have all the answers and there will always be room for improvement. Break the steps into small, easily doable pieces and then go for it!
You can do it! Yay you!
I am so proud of you. I knew you could do it!
*Band Aid brand bandages are a product of Johnson & Johnson