pep talk

14 Apr

Okay, if you know me or have been reading this blog for any amount of time, then you should know that I am a huge procrastinator – always have been and probably always will be. I have simply come to accept that I just work much better under pressure… or something.

But if procrastination has taught me anything, it’s that you have to live in the moment, because you can’t change what’s been done. The past happened. You wasted time, you “got distracted”, you procrastinated it all away… and now it’s now. And there’s nothing you can do about the time that has already passed you by. Maybe you start freaking out, realizing how little time is left. You’re reminded how valuable time is, because now it is mostly gone. But asking “why” is a waste of time. “Why didn’t you do it earlier?” “Why did you let this happen?” Well, it happened. And now it’s over.

From a logical perspective, it’s just stupid to beat yourself up over something you can’t change. I mean, that makes sense, right?

All you can do now is choose to change in the present. From right now, you can be productive, you can stop wasting time. You have to decide what you want from here on out, and act on it.

That is why having a goal is so important. To strive for something – to work for an end result – it helps to keep us motivated. Sometimes we lose sight of our goals, of our bigger purpose, and we get lost in the day-to-day details of life.

Take a step back to reevaluate and refocus. Throw yourself a pitty-party if you really need to, but after a few minutes, knock it off. Give yourself a pep talk. Remember what you’re really working for, and you’ll find your passion, drive and motivation.

Get back on the horse, and kick some dirt in procrastination’s face!


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