Dictionary.com defines procrastination as delaying or putting off doing something important. Do you ever do that? I do. It’s a bit paradoxical because if something is important, our instincts should be to take care of it first, right? Unless, the important things that we need to take care of are not actually important to us…
If we only did things that are important to us, things that we are truly interested in and are passionate about, we would act with urgency all the time. We wouldn’t watch the clock for when home-time is, we wouldn’t feel as if any task is a great effort to carry out. We wouldn’t mind doing these things on weekends, public holidays, late at night or early in the morning – are you following? If we only did tasks that we enjoy, we’d lose track of time while doing it, and possibly be great at doing it.
This is what I love doing – writing. I could write all-day, every day. I’m a little obsessed. I work as a Copywriter and I think that I do an okay job, if modesty allows it. This is something I could do for free; I mean I do that a lot already. I go to work, and next thing you know, it’s the end of the day. I write so much that I don’t take lunch and lose track of time. I’ve never had a day where I woke up and said, “I don’t feel like going to work”, or “I hate what I do”. I’m late for work sometimes, but that’s just because of traffic – in case my boss is reading this. The point is, I don’t procrastinate writing because I love it; if I’m delaying writing something, it’s just because it’s not a top priority to me.
Right now, I’m taking a 30 Day blog challenge, launched by Sarah Arrow; I had been quite focused on work and my new kickboxing classes that I didn’t prioritize the blog challenge. This post was meant to be published for Day 5, so here I am, 16 days after of the intended publishing date but here nonetheless.
If you would only focus on doing things that you enjoy doing – granted we all have to do the odd tasks that we’re not fond of carrying out, but if you made your career out of something that you were passionate about, you would excel at your work and live a stress-free, PROCRASTINATION FREE life.