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The thing about procrastination

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Life is short, people. Stop putting things off. You’ll run out of time. If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to play Stairway to Heaven on the violin, just do it!

But seriously, I’ve always had trouble with me procrastinating about something. I don’t know why, but sometimes it’s just too hard to make a decision, so I put it off. Or sometimes I get distracted, or there might be some other reason I don’t get to do whatever it is. I run out of hours in the day. That’s a really common problem for me.

I need to manage my time better. I know this. I’m working on it.

But sometimes something happens and you can really see the consequences of putting things off. My mother passed away on 6th September and I’m still in shock. She had a split in her Aortic Artery and they couldn’t operate. She’d already had open-heart surgery for this same problem six years ago.

There were so many things that I was going to do with her. For her. And now it’s too late. This is the ultimate price we can pay for our procrastination.

I’m rethinking things. Not only do I have to give myself a kick up the bum as far as working on my business and writing my next book goes, but I also need to look after my health. I’m fairly healthy, but need to lose some weight. I don’t want to have a short life. My mum was only 70, but my nan lived till she was 92. I want to live a long life and be there for my son and the rest of my family, and I want to write heaps of books before I’m done here on Earth.

So… I need to change a few things and just DO IT!

What about you? Do you put things off? Tell me in the comments below. What do you want to do and how are you holding yourself back?

 

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