Have you ever noticed that sometimes you’re just not ready to do something until you’re damn well ready? You know you’re procrastinating, and yet it ends up working out perfectly. You beat yourself up for waiting and waiting and putting it off but then something happens to actually make you feel grateful that you put it off until that very minute, the minute where it all becomes clear that now is the time.
I’ve realized that most things in my life require me to be ready. And this is where procrastination does pay off. When I’m emotionally, spiritually and physically aligned, then my best work comes out. My greatest ideas take shape.
Think about the perfect chocolate chip cookie. You make the dough. Put it in the oven. And turn on the timer. 9 minutes later the timer goes off but the cookie just doesn’t seem ready. So you wait. And 90 seconds later you have your perfect cookie. Not burned. But not with an uncooked middle either. It was just perfect, because you waited.
Whatever you’re procrastinating on today, this week, this year… Let it go. Tell yourself it’s OK that you’re waiting. Because when you’re ready, you’ll know. All of the things on the back burner can stay there a little longer if you want. Whether that’s the big project you keep failing to find time for, the blog you wanted to start, the chair you want to reupholster or trip you said you’d take. It’s ok that you’ve not begun. You’ll know when it’s all ready, when you’re aligned to make the greatest outcome or impact possible.
Procrastination Pays Off - Maxie McCoy
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