Procrastination

“Men must not only know, they must act.”
W.E.B. DuBois

We take action in many ways. The two most common are talking about taking action and actually taking action. For many years I was a person who talked about the grandest of actions and rarely did anything to achieve the goals I arrogantly described to others. I set such lofty goals, that I was always going “to get to it,” but somehow never did.

I was forever deferring, delaying, putting off, modifying and making sure that I always had a reason for not getting something done. I always admired “doers”; people who said what they were going to do and actually did it when they said they would. Why couldn’t I be like them? I never did find the answer to that question, but I did find the solution and like everything else, the solution was inside me.

What was the solution you ask? The first step in my journey to “doing” was telling myself I could do it. I was so used to not doing that I had to change the internal message in my brain and heart. That required that I self talk with great regularity. The next step was setting a goal that I could achieve. I had always set such grand goals that I became overwhelmed by the thought of them let alone doing them. This may sound like simple stuff to you lifetime “doers”, but to those of us who procrastinated, it was new material. I can remember the awe I felt upon successfully achieving my first few goals. It propelled me to set new ones and set more new ones as I continued to soar in my journey into action.

My prayer for you today is that you take your first step into action by affirming your right “to do” and commence changing the message in your head and heart.

Continue your journey toward spiritual and emotional wellness by contacting me today. You may reach me via phone at 954-755-3764 or email Rabbi Mitch.

Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!

2 Comments

  1. Your place is valueble for me.Thanks!

    • Mitch

      Thank you, glad you like it! :)

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