Everyone procrastinates. Everyone. And most of us feel ashamed and beat ourselves up about our procrastination – which only makes it harder to stop procrastinating.
My favourite quote is from Joseph Campbell: “Where you stumble, that’s where your treasure lies”
I love it because it gives me hope, and because so far it’s been true for me. All the best treasures I’ve got, I found while I was lying flat on the floor from falling on my face.
Even procrastination holds treasure in it.
The treasure of procrastination is motivation. Momentum. Inspiration.
BLESSED FORWARD MOVEMENT.
See -you have motivation.
You have love and enthusiasm for your dream. Love and enthusiasm are dream fuel.
You have so much dream fuel that it shakes up your fear.
What if I fail? What if I succeed and everything changes? What if it’s harder than I think it will be? What if I really go for it and end up losing everything?
I mean nothing is more terrifying than a dream!
So – you have all this fuel burning. Then all these fears come in to try to smother it.
That’s procrastination – that energy of wanting to go and wanting to hold back at the same time.
You know the difference between doing you dishes because you’re procrastinating writing your book, and doing your dishes because your dishes need to be done.
That’s the energy of procrastination. Knowing you want to be doing something other than what you are doing and feeling unable to actually do it.
And it feels really shitty.
So, you do what everyone does when something feels shitty – you try to avoid it.
But procrastination thrives on avoidance. I mean procrastination essentially IS avoidance.
And that’s why it’s so hard to STOP procrastinating.
The answer is to go into it.
To feel your way through all the uncomfortable feelings so you can get back to your inner truth: all that love and enthusiasm you feel for your dream.
And then let that love and enthusiasm OUT, in the form of dream fuel. And voila! You’ve go it!
Motivation. Momentum. BLESSED FORWARD MOVEMENT.
Easier said that done, yes?
So let’s do it together!
The Creative Dream Coaching Circle: Turning Procrastination into Motivation is happening live online via streaming video on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 pm (Central, North America).
(And yes it will be recorded so you don’t have to be there live. You can even email me your question ahead of time so I will talk specifically about your situation during the call)
Together, we’ll work through all of that uncomfortable energy around procrastination that makes it so hard to face.
We’ll dig in and find the treasure in it.
And then we’ll have time for exploring this together and answering your questions.
The cost: $0 or $25.
This call is free for all Creative Dream Circle members. (If you are a member, check the weekly emails I send out for a link to get all the details for this call)
If you’re not a member you can join us just for this call for $25 US.
I am so looking forward to exploring this with you!