Are you putting things off because it is not right for you now or because of fear? Our ability to make a proper distinction between these two has a profound impact on the way we live life. Fear drives you or cripples you either way the choice is yours.
Often procrastination can be interpreted as the building of life force needed to really pure yourself into task. We get caught up in the research and learning phase, sharpening the saw, making sure we know everything there is to know so we don’t make a mistake. It’s not before we set a definitive goal, that absolute due or die deadline, stumble into impending darkness, or face an incoming storm that tips your senses into being fully present in your reality. Necessity has a way of leaving you keen to make quick decisions and act decisively slowing down time and propelling your vision into reality at mind bending speeds. What can we learn from this?
When the mind, body, and soul is not in agreement on an activity it is very difficult to remain absolutely present in the moment; the result is chaos in the mind and about the grounds of the activity.
The mind needs to have a logical collection of Bata; it needs to have the knowledge of mechanics, skill sets, and proper tools to achieve the task.
The Body needs to be physically capable of the task at hand, it needs the preparation and training to let the soul know it’s ready to give it everything it has. The body is extremely important but it’s not the most important because when the body eventually gives out it’s that other force that keeps you going long past “I can’t.”
The soul needs to be connected to the task in a way that doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else. This is your “why factor,” it’s your reason for doing it. Remember your ‘why’ doesn’t always have to translate into physical reality, it might be a set of emotions that propel you, ground you, guide you, but doesn’t have words attached to it. You just know it’s there, and that’s enough.
When you are weak in mind, body, or soul procrastination seems to show up at every corner in the form of relentless distraction and we justify them as though procrastination is progress. Pay attention to how and why these barriers come up because they are pointing out where you need to take action.
This understanding begins a spiritual journey of aligning our thoughts, words and actions. Relax, draw the curtains of your mind and let yourself go becoming completely vulnerable to the anxiety of your inner mind. Though you might not always like what you discover, embrace the adventure and then take action on the things that matter most.