Procrastination is avoidance due to fear.
Fear of the unknown, fear from past experiences, fear of acceptance of responsibility, fear of failure.
The problem with the fears that cause procrastination and avoidance is that they all take place in the future. Your fears live outside of the things you can control right now!
Jeffrey Bezos says that:
“Stress primarily comes from not taking action over something that you can have some control over.”
The key to ending procrastination is to stop identifying with your fear.
After that, it’s acting upon what you want without fear in mind.
For your first step to overcoming fear, check out Gratitude Gems: A Glorious Guide to Growth.
P.S. This was originally sent on May 25, 2023. Sign up today for Daily Emails and get our free OCD resource: Unstuck.