Procrastination (just like stress, anxiety, guilt and a whole load of other ball and chains) is a true skill.
You are already a master of this seemingly mysterious skill.
You now simply need to know how to use it to get what you want instead of what you don’t want.
Which skill am I talking about?
Your imagination of course.
You MUST have a great imagination in order to be able to practice procrastination to a high level.
Let’s talk about procrastination.
It is not a passive activity. It is exhausting. It takes just as much energy as a positive action, but without a desirable result. When people procrastinate all the time, they become painfully tired.
Stop doing it. Start taking action on your dreams even if it’s only small steps to start.
Have you ever got into a car and had one foot on the brake so that car’s not going anywhere? But, the other foot is pressing down hard on the accelerator? You can imagine that vehicle is trying so hard to go somewhere, but the other foot is stopping it…
Stalemate. You become painfully stuck.
Imagine doing the same thing in your mind.
One part of your brain saying “Go! Go! Go!… let’s achieve, let’s be successful, let’s do whatever we’re going to do to attract our dream life!” Then you’ve got this other part saying “Let’s stay where we are. Let’s stay safe. Let’s stay stuck.”
You just have to look at artists and writers. Those guys want to write a great novel or create some kind of masterpiece. But the fear in their mind paralyses them. Their song stays locked in their heart. The world misses out.
Have you ever met a writer (or entrepreneur or artist) who can tell you about 20 different ideas for books they’re “going to write”, but they can’t tell you’ve one that they’ve completed and put out there?
It’s soul destroying. Procrastinators often get out of bed at the crack of 11am and they’re totally worn out already. They’re yawning. Exhausted because they’re spending their whole lives fighting themselves and putting off achieving their dreams for another day.
You don’t have to change the world in a day. You don’t have to force yourself to do anything. Simply commit to the Ed Lester 1% rule for an abundant life and procrastination will soon disappear forever (along with the destructive energies of fear and doubt that glue it in place).
What I’m talking about here, by the way, is something I call the “Imagination Paradox”. This is the phenomenon that causes people to take their greatest gift and use it against themselves. They self sabotage.
If you’re someone who knows they’re capable of (and hopefully destined for) great things, but nothing’s showing up yet…
Then you’re almost certainly a victim of the imagination paradox.
The great news?
You can use your imagination to achieve pretty much anything you want, once you rediscover how to use it optimally.
Use your imagination to create manifest miracle after miracle…
Written by Ed Lester
Appended by Joi