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Is Procrastination Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?


What is it you are putting off? Is it dealing with your finances? How about a minor health problems (I’m talking about losing weight as opposed to having cancer)? What does your home look like? Is it warm and inviting? Is it somewhere you look forward to going to after a long days work? Sometimes it’s not writing a thank you note, or not acknowledging the death of the mother of a friend.

I think our intentions are good. It’s following through where we find the problem. And when we don’t follow through, we tend to feel bad. There is an empty hole inside of us that needs filling.

Part of the reason we put off dealing with our finances is because we really don’t want to face just how much money we are spending. So we go buy more stuff that we don’t need. We don’t feel like hanging out in our own homes because they are cluttered or messy or don’t reflect who “we” are.

We enjoy our comfort foods and our comfy couches and our remote control. Those stretch pants come in handy when your best friends are Ben & Jerry and a bag of chips & dip.

We have instant everything. Instant messaging, cellulars, computers, pagers. We can’t go anywhere without someone finding us, or us finding them. We enjoy instant gratification.

We also call psychics repeatedly to get that answer we want. I have news for you – the magic pill you are seeking is in your own hands. There is nothing wrong with talking to us, but overspending and calling different psychics over and over can be addictive.

If you need medical attention, get it immediately. Same goes for legal help, accounting help (before you know it, taxes will be due), etc.

Let’s start today. Fill that empty hole inside of you by taking one bite of that elephant. You can have all the technology in the world, but if you don’t have a feeling of self, you are not meeting the most important charity, community, spiritual work you’ll ever do – taking care of YOU.

This site is about taking care of us, individually and collectively. Procrastination is a sign of several things – among them fear and the need to be perfect. No one is asking you to be the best there is. All you need to do is be the best YOU can be.

If you need help getting on track, let’s start talking. That’s a sign of getting OUT of the procrastination mode and into living your life to the fullest. When you feel better about yourself and the steps you are taking, your life will fall into place. Oh you’ll still get surprises! Believe me! But you’ll be able to handle them if you know exactly what you owe, that your home is in order, that you’re feeling good about your self-image, and when you know you’ve done the best you could, regardless the situation.

Make the guilt go away. Get up and do something instead of moping around and feeling helpless. YOU CAN DO IT!! Don’t beat yourself up over what you haven’t done. Start today and do SOMETHING! Even if it’s just forgiving yourself for not being perfect. I guarantee that as you let go of the pain, the anger, the fear and the guilt, you will truly become the person you were meant to be.

We have to start some place. As a former boss said to me, every goal has a noun, a verb and a date: DO IT NOW!

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