We have all postponed projects, assignments, personal goals and just about every degree of “work” imaginable. It’s easy to pull out one of the myriad excuses we have at the ready, conveniently tucked away for just the right moment. These excuses are part of an arsenal of destructive reasons that we lean on to avoid everything from the fearful to the mundane. Excuses well crafted and worn threadbare with overuse. Excuses that range from the creative to the predictable, the only agenda, rationalize evasion, or as the gateway to outright avoidance and abandonment.
Procrastination is within all of us to one degree or another. Its only agenda is to derail you. In the end, procrastination is really about you screwing you. Face it the stars are never going to align correctly and astrological readings will always suggest that another day this month would be a better time to begin. Choose procrastination at your peril. Every moment you wait is a moment that you fall behind, lose momentum or surrender to the competition.
World Class Thinking knows that NOW is the time to set aside excuses, to kick procrastination in the ass. Move it aside and get your glutes in gear. Start from where you are right now. NOW is the perfect place to begin; it’s never going to get better than it is right here, at this moment.
There is nothing like the month of January to refocus, to re-set your agenda and to carefully examine what’s gone right in the past. This year do something a little different. Choose to look at the powerful moments you have experienced and figure out how you are going to duplicate those experiences in the coming 12 months. Don’t reinvent, reinvigorate your strengths, hack them into solutions to current problems and use them to lead you toward new and challenging horizons. Leave the excuses at the door and start where you are. Take stock of your strengths and abilities and use them to their best advantage. A personal inventory of your strengths applied to your agenda. Stop overlooking your greatest asset; YOU. Stop waiting until things get better, for the perfect opportunity, for the right partners, they will all show up at the right time. It’s up to you to start starting.
It always comes down to choosing. You can choose to Think World Class, or you can select the safety of middle-class thinking and protect yourself from your best-self. Satisfaction and accomplishment only come when you step out of your self-sabotaging safe place and consciously choose your best-self.
Start right now ~ Think World Class