Beating procrastination

This article originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor.

Many of us have felt the drag, the resistance to doing what needs to be done—to procrastinate or move along sluggishly—hoping the need for action will somehow pass us by, or maybe convincing ourselves that sometime in the future will be a better time to do it. But I’ve found that those “take action” times seem to keep drifting just out of reach, into the next moment, the next day, week, or year, and I’m only fooling myself by thinking that in the future I will somehow feel better, have more money, more time, more patience, be more mature, more ready, more .... But always at a later time.

It’s one thing when it involves putting off painting the front porch, changing a light bulb, or washing the car. Much more serious is postponing important things such as considering my life purpose, where I’m going spiritually, what my life goals are, or seriously addressing situations in which my life and happiness or the happiness and well-being of another are concerned.

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