Today I Move Past Laziness and Procrastination!
I understand that the word “lazy” has a very negative connotation attached to it. No one wants to admit to laziness. I think the reason for this is that if you admit to being lazy then you are in some way taking responsibility for your lack of success. As we discussed previously, somehow owning up to our shortcomings is not the easiest thing to do
I have become increasingly aware in this season that the subconscious mind plays a major role in our ability to move past many things we call hindrances. With our conscious mind we want to do better, be better, and have better. But for some reason we find ourselves in the same situation of procrastination.
“Procrastination, nation” I call it, because this mental blockage will cause you to miss massive opportunities. We often think of missed opportunities in terms of a “big thing” that got away from us. What we have come to realize, however, is that there is no such thing as a “big thing.” A big thing is a combination of many little things. Therefore, you may have missed many little things because of laziness or procrastination.
I have said to myself on many occasions, “That was such a little thing, why didn’t I get that done?” Sometimes you can be on a roll of missing many little things, and when the “big opportunity” suddenly presents itself, you are not in position to seize it.
Laziness or procrastination is not a matter of simply picking yourself up and making yourself move. There is a message being recorded over and over again in your mind about what is before you that is impeding your progress. Take time to find out what is going on for you. Why you are a procrastinator? There is a reason. Here are some things I have uncovered about procrastination:
- It is connected to perfectionism. Trying to make sure everything is perfect before you make a move.
- It is activated through a feeling of overwhelm. You perceive something as being too big.
- It is activated when your self-worth is attached to what you are doing. Because you are fearful on some level that you will not do a great job, you put off doing it until you don’t have time to do a great job and that becomes your excuse. You didn’t have enough time to do a great job, thereby falsely protecting self-worth.
- Is connected to poor time management, which is further connected to your self-worth.
- It works in connection with your self-image and will not allow you to operate consistently beyond how you truly see yourself.
Today, make a commitment to yourself that you will release laziness or procrastination from your life by doing the inner work necessary to be able to consistently move forward in a big way.
“Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” (Proverbs 22:29) Amplified
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