No doubt, procrastination is something I always condone.
But you have to realize that there's a difference. There's a difference between that and hesitation.
See, when you procrastinate you want to do something later. When you hesitate though you want to do something now, but just don't.
Hesitation is fueled by insecurity. It's locking yourself in the perma-mode of thinking: I can't or I won't. You doubt yourself and your own abilities.
Procrastination, on the other hand, is the pure confidence that you can in fact do it. You're just putting it off...til later!
When you're putting something off, I mean really refusing to do it, you have to ask yourself: am I hesitating right now or just procrastinating?
Ask yourself if you find yourself in doubt or in confidence.
Do you think you really could do it? Or are you not really sure?
It's a matter of what's holding you back. Is it a bit of apprehension or are you genuinely just not in the mood to do it?
See, hesitation stems from fear -- fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of fucking up. Whereas procrastination stems from decisiveness.
It's "I'm not doing that right now" as opposed to "I don't know if I could really ever make that happen so i won't do it now."
You have to look at the fundamental motivation behind your decision to delay your goal or task at hand.
If you find yourself hesitating (instead of procrastinating), then you have to realize that you're focusing too much on negative thoughts.
Take the attitude of a procrastinator. Take the attitude of "eventually". Eventually it can and will happen.
Stop hesitating. Stop doubting yourself. You're better than that. I don't doubt you. Don't do that to yourself, man.
Look, the amount of time you spend beating yourself up over one thing or another is time you could spend moving forward slow n' steady, one step at a time.
There's a difference between being lazy and being insecure. You have to take notice to why you're not doing things.
Is it because you're legitimately saving it 'til later or is there some sort of mental blockage that's preventing you from moving forward.
Why are you waiting on something?
I'm not saying you shouldn't wait and just go do it. You can get that sort of advice from your other life coaches.
What I am saying though is that if you are going to wait, if you are going to put something off, then do so for the right reason, do it for a good reason.
The right reason is certainly not because you don't think you have it in you. The right reason is definitely not anywhere close to "I can't."
The right reason is somewhere along the lines of "I'm leveling up, evolving, and I'm getting there."
Procrastination is forward-thinking. Hesitation is holding yourself back for no other reason than to stifle yourself in fear.
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