When I woke up really early this morning I felt like pulling the covers over my head and going back to sleep. But I had things to do and places to go so I got up. As the morning continued, the energy was just not there to get things done. There are days like this when the right thing to do is to slow down and to rest. That is an important part of the creative cycle. But not today. Today I would be giving in to procrastination and I didn't want to do that.
There are times when we are not ready to begin something new. There are times when the ideas are just percolating and we need to give them time to do just that. There are times when we are really tired and the right thing to do is to rest and to take care of ourselves and then there are times when we are truly procrastinating. It's important to know yourself well enough to understand when you are putting something off that can be done easily, if you would just get started. It's at that time I call on the creativity principle that says, "OK, Ginny just do it.. You've procrastinated long enough. You're ready to get started. Take that first step. It can be small or it can be a giant leap. But get started."
Have you been putting off something that you would like to start? Sometimes it is fear of failure that keeps us from starting. Other times it is fear of success that holds us back. Sometimes we are just procrastinating. But as Denis Waitley reminds us, sometimes not now becomes never. And that would be a shame. The world is waiting for us and for what we have to share. So I invite you to join me today and to say goodbye to procrastination and hello to new beginnings.
When you share your dreams and talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin.
Create the life you want to live.