Every day, in some way, opportunity knocks on your door. And if you take too long to answer the door, opportunity, like any visitor, will move on.
This is due to the divine and natural timing of everything in life. If you pay attention, you will notice that everything in life has a rhythm. From the timing of good comedy to the way your body requires sleep and seems to also wake itself up, this rhythm is everywhere and in everything. When you’re relaxed, engaged and in step with these rhythms, things just begin to fall into place naturally.
However, the habit of procrastination takes you out of the natural rhythms of life.
Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin. Tweet That!
Usually procrastination comes from fear. Fear of an inner belief or assumption that you have created about who you are. It can also come as a result of just not knowing the how or why of what you are trying to accomplish. So instead of moving forward and doing what you know you should do, and following the natural flow of the rhythms that are naturally built into you, you stop in fear and procrastinate.
"The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started." Dawson Trotman
As an example, If you’ve ever tried to dance when you’re afraid or nervous, you know how easy it could be to lose your rhythm. Fortunately, it’s just as easy to find it again if you stop, listen to the music and follow the rhythm that is naturally built into you.
The next time you find yourself procrastinating, ask yourself the following:
- What am I afraid of?
- Do I understand what is necessary to accomplish this task?
- Who can I call on for support?
- Have my priorities changed?
- What is my motivation for taking these steps?
In the meantime, ask yourself, “What opportunities are knocking on my door today?” Often these opportunities can come as the face of finding what you might really want to do in this next phase of your life. For example, getting your finances in order so you may be free of the hold that money has on the decisions you want make. Or a chance to become unstuck from the mundane tasks that make life seem as if our days roll from one to the next, without the possibility of ever seeing change.
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To your moments,