‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by,’ Douglas Adams once said. How many great books were lost to time because of his procrastination?
Procrastination is one of the biggest self-sabotagers there is. It is one of the main causes of regret when a person looks back on their life and wishes they had done things differently.
Yet we all know those exhilarating feelings of accomplishment that lie on the other side of procrastination, if only we can break through the sleepy layers to get there. What stands in the way of doing this consistently?
Why people procrastinate
One obstacle to overcoming procrastination can be fear – fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not doing it perfectly, fear of it not being the right time, fear of what others will say… the list goes on and on. Mostly they turn out to be unfounded fears and, as the old saying goes, if you don’t try, you’ll never know. And more profoundly, if you never make mistakes, you’ll never make anything.
Another factor can be lack of structure. Do you run your life or does your life run you? Do you navigate with discernment, or do you allow the random currents of life to take you where they will?
Are you ready to change?
If you’re ready for change, I invite you to join me in spending 21 days restructuring your life top-down by participating in my Zero Procrastination online course. Conducted on a private message board, the 7-step course is conducted at an easy pace, with a new step posted every 3 days. It is open to participants from all over the world, aged 18 and over.
Dates: October 5-25, 2020
Zero Procrastination online course
The hilarious side of running a course on this topic is that many participants predictably leave it until the last minute to sign up. So please feel free to surprise yourself (and me) by not procrastinating about booking it. All bookings are fully refundable up to midnight GMT on the day before a course starts, so it’s easy to cancel if your plans change.
The question is, can you overcome your procrastination in time to sign up before the course fills?
Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2020
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