Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 11 - Abandoning the little girl (What about procrastination)


Oct 21, 2010

Procrastination is not a childish habit. Jumping up, sprinting forward, grabbing the things in front of you are all instinctual in adolescent nature. Instead, it is a habit formed by a person as they grow and learn they might not always be correct to leap ahead. Fear is learned.

I think that perhaps procrastination is a combination of insecurity, and a little bit of hunger for a rush, and most of all fear of beginning without knowing exactly where things will lead. Because a lack of destination is the most scary path when you've spent years mapping out your goals.

Today, like most days, I've accomplished a bit, and not everything I wanted to. There are lists undone. So tomorrow I will promise to take a little step towards those changes and challenges I fear most.

And in the coming days I will address the writers block, approach the math phobia, make the call that I've been meaning to make and try to undo just a little of all that being a grownup has taught me not to do.

I encourage you to do it too.

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