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The Truth About Procrastination, Part 2

I’m turning last week’s article inside out and offering another perspective on procrastination. Why? Because options are good. And it feels like a good time to resurrect this concept from my archives. Have you ever wondered why sometimes you’re totally fired up and super productive – ideas flow, the right people show up, things happen – and other times you feel like you’re hiking uphill in peanut butter and can’t motivate to do anything? I’ve thought about this often and have come up with a way of dealing with what I call the inspiration vs. procrastination game that completely eliminates the need for brute force. We are going to essentially turn your understanding of procrastination upside down. To play this game you have to believe in synchronicity. Synchronicity is like a higher-ordered experience of coincidence – coincidence with meaning beyond what is directly

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The Real Truth About Procrastination

Why do you fail to follow through? It’s not because you’re lazy. Seriously. Truth is we’re a busy, preoccupied bunch. Overwhelmed, in fact. We live in a world where, not only do we value being scheduled every minute, we’re barraged with near constant distraction. So… why don’t we do what we say we’re gonna do? Because we’re tired! It’s such a cultural norm these days I don’t think we’re really aware of just how depleted we truly are. And the research on behavioral change is clear – the more we are depleted, the harder it is to do anything. I’m sharing this because I’m inviting you to give yourself a break. Know that your energy reserves are a very real, FINITE, thing and is most likely the reason you’re procrastinating. Here’s what’s up… At any point in time, you are playing one of

Change one word and change your life

You *should* read this. Ready for a small idea with huge implications?  All we are going to do is eliminate one word from your vocabulary. One word that I guarantee you say, and probably way too much. “SHOULD.” I “should” make more time to sit down and write. I “should” be getting more sleep. I “shouldn’t” be eating so much. I “should” be better at this parenting thing. I should, I should, I should…. When you hear or say “should,” how does it make you feel? Heavy, burdened, obligated, stressed?  Now ask: “ ‘Should’ according to who?” “Should” according to YOU. What?! Now why would you do that to yourself? We all have this idea in our head of how things should be. We fear that if we don’t keep up with our shoulds, then things will fall through the cracks and we’ll fail miserably. I challenge