Stop procrastinating

I used to think things over and discussing it with everyone before even trying to do anything and then be to scared to proceed even if everyone approved.

Procrastination

stop procrastinating

Procrastination is like delaying tactics however even worse. You don’t achieve anything by procrastinating. It just makes you feel miserable, useless and very much a failure. For example you really would like to bake a cake from scratch: You read up about how to bake it, discuss baking a cake with your friends who thinks it is a waste of time and energy and therefore discouraging you from even trying. You still want to do it though.

Just do it

Instead of finding a recipe, buying the ingredients and taking the plunge, you think about everything that could go wrong and the rejection of your friends and the I told you so remarks. Months later you still want to bake a cake but you rather keep on dreaming than going into action.

What if I fail?

What if you fly? Fear can sometimes be a good thing (think life threatening things) however fear goes hand in hand with rejection and can hold you back from taking a step forward and therefore you go back into your comfort zone where everything is familiar to you. Start small like baking that cake. Just do it!

Responsibility vs Freedom

First of all while living our lives to the fullest, we do have responsibilities doing so. We have to make sure that it won’t harm or hurt others and that it is not illegal. Other than than that, we have the freedom to explore and live life even if it means moving out of our comfort zone.

Inspiration

stop procrastinasting

The book Who moved my cheese helped me to conquer my fear of failure. I read the book a couple of times and every time it encourages me to embrace change and to take non life threatening chances.

What are you waiting for?

If you need more encouragement and motivational just read the lyrics to this iconic Nickleback song.

What are you waiting for?

Are you waiting on a lightning strike?
for the perfect night?
Are you waiting ’til the time is right?

What are you waiting for?

Don’t you wanna learn to deal with fear?
take the wheel and steer?
Don’t you wait another minute here?
What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?


Are you waiting for the right excuse?
Are you waiting for a sign to choose?
While you’re waiting it’s the time you lose
What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna spread your wings and fly?
really wanna live your life?
Don’t you wanna love before you die?
What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

CHORUS x2
Tell me what you’re waiting for
Show me what you’re aiming for
Whatcha going to save it for?
So whatcha really waiting for?

Everybody’s gonna make mistakes
But everybody’s got a choice to make
Everybody needs a leap of faith
When are you taking yours?

You gotta go and reach for the top
Believe in every dream that you got
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all
And don’t you be afraid if you fall
You’re only living once so tell me
What are you, what are you waiting for?

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Amanda Spies du Plessis is the writer and owner of Let’s make tea
as well as the Afrikaans website Amandaskrywer.

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