So, be honest here for a moment, are you biding your time (waiting for the right moment) or procrastinating? Now get even more honest, and ask yourself if you even understand the difference between the two.
The truth of the matter is, there’s a big difference between getting on and doing what you CANDo at this moment and putting off any responsibilities until a later time.
That difference is “intention”.
If you CANDo something and don’t, you’re procrastinating. But if there really is nothing you CANDo but wait, it doesn’t matter how much CANDo get-up and go-go you can summon up, you’re still not going to get anywhere. It’s at these times you know you can be justified in laying low and taking a breather.
Simply knowing the difference between the two is the key to putting your foot on the accelerator of your life and getting things going again.
- Take a look at just one of the goals you’ve been carrying around with you for a while that just doesn’t seem to be happening. Do you want to shift a few of those extra post-baby pounds, get fitter, get that promotion, get your household organised or maybe make a few healthy life choices? I’m sure you’ve got something.
- Ask yourself the question for just this one goal: Are you at a point on your plan for achieving this goal where you want to move on to the next step by can’t? If the answer is yes, then feel free to take that breather and wait. If however the answer is no and there is some action you could be taking, no matter how small, I’m sorry to say that you’re procrastinating. Maybe you’re afraid, anxious in the face of potential failure, lacking crucial information; whatever the excuse, accept that you’re procrastinating and that it’s time to take the next step.
- DO something. I don’t care what it is; big or small just do one small thing towards this goal. Bolster up your Inner Imps Fear and Doubt, give Laziness a slap, grab your CANDo attitude and make a move.
So what are you going to do today? Let me know either by email or in the comments below. I’d love to help you get-up and go.