In the words of a popular shoe ad campaign, all we need to do is just “do it!” Unfortunately for me, I subscribed to the idea of hustling before deadline (hence the short bio on my sidebar). I’m such a procrastinator and all-time worrier. I also don’t like the idea of getting into something and not working on the details. The unknown absolutely terrifies me. That’s why I always procrastinate and that cost me…A LOT!
But I’ve decided to move on from this bad habit of mine, instead of delaying things, I’ve decided to try and be brave—no matter what the result is; I just need to suck it up and accept it like a real adult. I used to always worry of what the consequences of my decisions. I’m very placid…I don’t like the complicated stuff. The easier and safe the route/method is, the better. But sometimes I have to take a risk. Because I will never know until I do it. I’ve realized that I actually don’t like the idea of contemplating the what ifs for the rest of my life. Regret is mostly about what you didn’t do and not what you’ve actually done.
I’ve read this from a lot of anti-procrastinating quotes and then it dawned me, they are right. They were all along. And now it’s the one that motivates me to venture…that even if I’m only 50% ready, it’s OK. God will fill up the rest and help me up if I have the will to really do it. And it just pumps me up that the idea of willingness to do it is acceptable as it is when you are completely ready. Planning can help me out tremendously for sure, but if I always leave it up to preparation then I may never have the time to execute it. So in a way I learn to take it as it is and I’ll just have to work my way up while doing it. Learning as you do it in a way is pretty fulfilling.
So I try not to procrastinate if I can help it. Yeah, it’s work in progress ‘cos it’s a habit I regrettably honed in the past years so sometimes I slip up. But now I’ve learned to do now than later. The sooner the better they say! So whether it’s about work, personal stuff, blogging, and other hobbies; I try to do it at the moment as much as I can. It’s not good to be always nervous. If I know I can do it even if I’m not completely charge up to 100%, that’s OK, the energy will suffice if I show that I’m eager to do it. As they say “if not now when?” So now is the perfect time!