My procrastination behaviour gets in the way when trying to write this Inspiration. I keep postponing it and find all kinds of other, more urgent things to do. The fact that we now have a puppy who needs almost constant supervision – if I do not want my interior to be completely destroyed that is – does not really help in getting me behind my computer and be creative.
And procrastination is exactly what I want to talk about. Not that I suffer from it greatly, at least not from the kind that is related to concrete projects. I am a woman who meets deadlines and respects agreements.
However, I do meet a lot of people in my coaching practice – and also beyond – who bring it up or in whom I notice it myself. I find it fascinating and the researcher in me wants to know more – so I set out to do so (I do not suffer from procrastination, remember). During my search I found this marvellous TED-talk from Tim Urban who describes himself as a ‘Master Procrastinator’. The talk is hilarious, and highly recommended. What stuck in my mind is what he says at the end: we all suffer from the same symptoms when it comes to the great project of our life, even if – like me – you have a lot of will power and know how to handle deadlines.
Most of us cherish this big dream or ideal, be it on a personal or professional level, for which we do not even take the first step. Because admit it, there are so many more urgent or pleasant things to do that require our immediate attention. And before you realise, your life has moved on and that dream or those plans have come to nothing.
It is important to take a first step, and then another, and another… and before you know it, you have covered a great distance. Coaching can help you on your way. Not only to stay on course, but also to focus on where you really want to go with your life.
Do not procrastinate and contact me right away for a free test session!