Well fellow, procrastin8rs, it's spooky season.
Halloween is just around the corner, lurking with a big knife!
It's the time for fear!
Fear is something that often holds us back from doing what we want to do -- goals we have, tasks on our to do list.
We feel _overwhelmed _by the amount of things that must be done.
Or perhaps we're just afraid of failure.
Either way, you're a bit scared and remain frozen, unmoving in fear, refusing to get started or make things happen.
People will often say you're just procrastinating. You're being lazy.
But no, procrastinating is something you do purposefully. Being lazy means you are calm.
You're not being calm. You're being anxious. You're sitting on the edge of your seat, not lying down on the comfort of your couch.
You are hesitating, not procrastinating. Now, of course we covered the difference between procrastination and hesitation in the blog before, but I want to bring that topic up again given it's the season of fright and horror -- and hesitation, at its core, is fueled by frightful feelings of panic. I figure it's the perfect time to talk about it again.
Anyway, what you may often write off as procrastination is actually hesitation. What you may believe to be laziness making you put things off 'til later is actually fear.
You see, you worry. You worry about how things could go wrong, how things have gone wrong, how they will continue to go wrong. You worry about what people will think of you and worry how successful your efforts will be in attaining your goal.
But don't you see what's stopping you?
It's not because your lazy. It's because you're living in fear.
You're imagining nightmares instead of your dreams.
Look man, stop cowering. Stop hiding from opportunity. Stop running away from chance.
I ain't opposed to sittin' around doin' nothing. I get that. I live that. I am that.
But stifling yourself because of your own self doubt, uneasiness, and inner TERROR is something you gotta stop.
Take a deep breath and relax man. You ain't living on Elm Street. You don't work for the Racoon City Police Department. Your neighborhood isn't Silent Hill.
All the horror in your life is in your own mind. And no, its not Cthulhu visiting you in your dreams either. It's your own negative thought patterns that bring you such spine chilling fear.
But you can "fight the demons" in your head, release yourself from this "evil curse of witchcraft."
All you have to do is embrace your laziness. Really, laziness is the key to being cool, calm, and laid back at all times. It's the key to "surviving" the horror you face in life, whatever your case may be.
Remember, if you are going to put something off, do it because you want to. Do it because you "don't feel like doing it right now", not because you are afraid of what might be lurking around that dark corner of the unknown.
Take slow n' steady steps. Calmly move forward.
Bring a flashlight if you need to. Always bring your own light if the path is dark.
Don't be scared. Listen to the full episode!
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