The older I get and the more I coach, I realize that there are truly no absolutes in life except this:
I know most of us don't like to admit it, but most of us procrastinate from time to time. Yes, it's true. In fact, some of us are down right pros at it! We put off filing our taxes until the last day (guilty), never get around to certain work and don't clean up "messes" in our lives.
Unfortunately, procrastinators end up sabotaging themselves and their dreams. They very often put artificial obstacles and excuses in their own path. I know, I hear it all too often….
So, why procrastinate?
One major reason for procrastination is FEAR – fear of change, fear of the unknown or fear of failure. Fear is a fundamental part of the human existence but the problem with fear is that we can become so attached to our fear that we believe that our fears are "truth". The real truth is that most of the "mental demons" we create do not exist and will never materialize. Perhaps you are familiar with the acronym for fear?
F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real
In order to achieve breakthrough levels of success and fulfillment with anything in life, you must learn to accept being uncomfortable. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that it's necessary to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. If not, it becomes much more difficult to adopt the empowering mindsets and actions required to leave your current situation. If you don't break out of your comfort zone, your life down the road will look nearly identical to how it does today…
If you find yourself inwardly screaming, "No WAY!" then welcome to the first stage of a new reality. Don't look around in six months, a year or even five years and find out that, sadly, nothing in your life has changed. Otherwise, you'll still be working at the same job, doing the same thing, making the same salary and probably reporting to the same boss.
As the new year comes upon us, declare that you won't wait one more day. Decide what your future looks like and begin to take steps to make it happen.
Do just ONE thing today to create a different future.
Tomorrow do just ONE more thing.
The next day do just ONE more…and soon you'll create momentum you could not have dreamed possible and living the life you were meant to.
You were born to be great.
YES, you can!