Procrastination is unfortunately something that a lot of us suffer from regularly, whether it’s just an occasional ‘put off ‘til tomorrow’ or a recurrent lack of drive and motivation. Procrastination can often hold us back from what we really want in life, and unfortunately, it’s something that can crop up at any time of life, no matter who you are. A lot of people often assume that procrastination is simply being lazy, but this isn’t always the case. Often, feelings of tiredness, hopelessness, panic or even depression can cause us to put things off and avoid reality completely.
Archive for April, 2013
Since many visitors to our site are focused on self-improvement, I thought I would talk about ways that you can get better results from your efforts. Most of us realize that more does not equal better, so we should be thinking about quality instead of quantity in terms of self-improvement content. Here are some ways that you can get the most from your efforts.
Reading a Book
Reading a book is additionally self improvement and private development or to be more precise, reading the book alone is not very self improvement, however reading the book, and applying what you learn is. To illustrate my point lets talk concerning one thing very generic, if you browse a book on lets say programming a webpage, it will perhaps help you perceive how the programmer makes the net-pages, but the particular page you would like to make, can not exist before you start programming it.
Why should you be yourself? The simple answer is ‘because everyone else is taken’ – it’s both the simple answer and an accurate answer. The important question is ‘why are we not ourselves?’ What is the pay off for not being ourselves? Ahhh, now we’re talking.
To begin with, what would cause us to not want to be ourselves? For some of us, we may have been raised in environments where it was dangerous to be who we are. Even as adults we may be working in environments that demand that we be other than who we are in order to ensure job security. So we conclude, I have to be other than I am to get what I want i.e. love, safety, income etc.
Over the past few months, the concepts of stripping back the superfluous, simplifying and pulling apart the true meaning of integrity have been strong personal themes. For many people, there is a drive to inspect old patterns that continue to run happily in the background despite years of self-examination. Perhaps under the direction of a new global energy, there is a sense of being able to lovingly let go of those things that have served us all well on one level, yet have offered excuses to stay small on another.
I came across Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” the other day and it strongly resonated with this desire to pare back; to simplify; to become more real as a participant in this world and begin operating in a more authentic way.