Keeping Pace with Joy, Balance, and Success
By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta
Procrastination is the silent killer of ambition, productivity, achievement, even peace and balance. And most importantly, it undermines your own HAPPINESS. Trust me, putting things off causes more stress, worry, and insecurity about the future than just taking a deep breath and taking the first step.
Where to start? ANYWHERE. When I find myself trying to avoid something, I look for the easiest place to start. The cheapest. The least frightening. The most accessible. The most comfortable. The least painful. And then I begin to work my way forward. There are many ways to procrastinate. One way is to simply do NOTHING—except maybe fret, worry, feel guilty, and stress out. Doing absolutely NOTHING instead of CHOOSING to make the first move definitely comes from a place of UNHAPPINESS. This attitude is deadly when it comes to any form of progress, learning, development, creativity, and problem-solving. Some people procrastinate by doing other things that are totally unimportant—things that are useless, silly, low-priority, meaningless—in an attempt to convince themselves that they are indeed BUSY. Busy doing what, really?
If you’re putting all the big stuff OFF day after day, I am here to tell you that you are seriously causing yourself more anxiety and slowly eroding your self-esteem and feelings of self-worth and fulfillment.
Don’t wait for tomorrow, next year, the kids to be grown, the new job to start, the economy to change, or your ship to come in. Make today the day YOU START—one step at a time. You can do it. I promise.
And it will feel, oh, so good!
Want to learn more about inviting HAPPINESS into your life and leaving all that toxic stuff behind? Read the first chapter of my Redefining Happiness eBook on me! It’s filled with ideas and insights for finding the joy and ditching the drama in your life!