Surprise… the 3 ways are actually one action.
After a few weeks of working on beating procrastination, I realized that there is a pre-requisite mindset.
Taking responsibility for yourself.
And how exact, do you do that?
You may think you are making choices, but most of the time, you are in “Zombie Mode,” just behaving unconsciously and habitually.
In order to truly be responsible, the first and only action is to start to consciously choose your responses to what happens in your life.
- Don’t make excuses.
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Have a routine.
As I said, I started working on my procrastination a few weeks ago. That was very difficult.
I’ve kept at it. And something strange has happened.
My sights shifted up to personal responsibility for my life.
Instead of focusing on tasks, I’ve started to notice my underlying attitudes.
I’m ashamed to admit that I found a core lack of taking responsibility for myself
The price of greatness is responsibility. – Churchill
I’m embarrassed because, after a few google searches, I realized that books on responsibility are almost entirely kids books. Yikes!
So here I am. Face to face with me. Nobody else is responsible for me. I must take it on myself.
Nobody else is forcing me to procrastinate. Nor are my genes or my upbringing.
Fortunately, we are never too far gone. And getting behind the wheel isn’t as hard as it seems. The trick is not to try and take it all at once.
Which is why I’m going to stop this post here.
The true nature of procrastination is a failure to be responsible for one’s life.
So, I’m going to work on taking responsibility for my life and my responses. Good luck if you choose to be the same.