Day 326: The Monster In Your Mind: How Procrastination Complicates the Simplest Tasks

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

-Olin Miller

The simplest and easiest path forward is always “do it now.”

The longer I procrastinate, the bigger a monster I create in my mind.

A daily writing schedule and hard deadlines are my path to easy writing.

Scheduling my writing appointments sets their importance in my mind.

Hard deadlines can’t be kicked down the road. If I allow myself to kick it down the road once, it’s far too easy to kick it down the road again.

That the mindset of failure.

I want a mindset that guarantees my success.

When I put off my writing with the excuse, I'm too busy, I'll write twice as much tomorrow I heap rocks onto my already growing pile of overwhelm. Click To Tweet

So I refuse to allow myself that excuse or others like it.

The truth of my life (and I’m sure of yours too) is that I will always be busy. There will always be ten things vying for my attention each day.

So I practice self-discipline daily so that I will do what I said I would do, when I said I would do it, whether I feel like it or not.

Luke 12:25-26 applies beautifully to this mindset.

And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?

Feeling overwhelmed with writing your word count today?

Just start.

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