The Procrastination Blues

For the past week, I’ve been struggling with getting to the gym. Procrastination is the mother of all my frustrations lately and this morning was no different. So, I woke up at 5AM thinking to get a head start.

A half hour later, I was still laying in bed, and contemplated the weather.

Another half hour after that, I thought about all the things I had to do today and how I was going to be able to fit it all in.

Now 7AM, I thought I might as well wait for the coffee to brew, the sun to rise, glaciers to melt, and, and, and, and…

The good news: I did finally make it by 8AM. And just five minutes into my workout I couldn’t understand why it took so long. I mentally scolded myself for wasting the past 3 hours “deciding!”

We all go through times where getting our backside in motion seems to be the hardest thing in the world. It’s OK to get off the wagon every now and then. The key to getting back on is to make sure you realize that your non-action is procrastination, and it is because YOU decide that! It isn’t the world, or things, or the weather, or the economy, or the holiday, or enough bookings for home parties, or lack of customer leads!

I know what you’re thinking. You need some thing to motivate you. And I say that is just another manifestation of procrastination.

The answer? 
Call, initiate, write, email, create, read, walk and talk…you know what to do. Just take an action!