Procrastination, Part Two: Meet The Fear In my last blog, I wrote about a great quote I heard about procrastination: Procrastination isn’t about laziness, it’s about fear. And when we switch our thinking from thinking we’re lazy to realizing we’re fearful, instead of loathing ourselves, we can have compassion for ourselves. But what is this fear? And why is it so paralyzing that we’re willing to put off what we so want to achieve until later, until tomorrow, or maybe even for
Even the word sounds like something you’d be suspended from school for, or worse, like something against the law.
I can imagine a jury coming back with a guilty verdict: we, the jury, find the defendant guilty of PROCRASTINATION.
All those syllables. All those harsh sounds. It’s a horrible word.
I heard the greatest line that turns that word upside down for me – it’s a real 180 degree way of thinking about that word. I wish I knew who said it.