Tell me if this doesn’t feel familiar…
There is something you want to do, nay, have to do, but the whole process of starting has got you so overwhelmed, so intimidated, that you continually put it off until either:
a) It’s too late and you don’t do it all or
b) You rush to get it done at the last minute, doing a half-ass job
If you’ve been a student at any point in your life you know this experience well. I can still feel that knot in my stomach, sitting at my laptop in the library staring at a blank monitor, the cursor blinking impatiently at me in the empty word processing document, putting up a continuous train of excuses…
Why Do We Do This to Ourselves?
The illusion of perfect action is one of the biggest obstacles to personal growth and success. We want to start doing something, but we feel like our initial efforts won’t be good enough, so we look around for more information, take a break, and generally postpone what we wanna do for as long as humanely possible.
Of course you know nothing is really perfect (or no one either), so how can we continually wait for “perfect” conditions?
This concept applies far beyond simply the academic arena as well…
“I’ll start when I get new running shoes.”
“I’m waiting till I get that new protein powder to start lifting heavy again.”
“It’s raining outside”
And so on.
If you let it, your brain will continue on its never ending quest to find the mythical set of perfect conditions. And like
The only perfect condition to start is right now.
Not next month.
Not when you “feel like it.”
And definitely not tomorrow.
See ya at the gym,
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