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Procrastination, the enemy of progress (one of the reasons coaches need coaches)

by Nov 10, 2020

Procrastination, the Enemy of Progress

I hate to admit this but sometimes I can be a bit of a procrastinator. Yes seriously.

I work hard and produce great stuff balancing several hats and yet now and again I find myself putting things off that I really need to do.

I’m doing it now. I need to be working on content for a new venture launching in January, there is a deadline, I am really excited about it, so why am I hesitating?

Is it because I strive for perfection in everything I do? I need to be great at what I do, not just average. That’s a good thing is it not, especially when I am giving my all to my coaching clients.

Is it because I have too much in my head to be able to focus? Working on so many projects does create a storm of ideas and actions in my mind which occasionally overwhelms me.

Is it because I’ve overworked myself and I am just tired? Am I out of energy, physically and emotionally?

Probably a bit of all three.

So if I know this, how does it help me to stop procrastinating and get on with it? I’m so glad you asked me that question . . .

When you have the magic mix of:

1. Knowing what you want

2. Knowing what’s stopping you from achieving it

3. The tools to overcome your obstacles and limitations

4. A plan of action to get you to what you want, who you want to be, and

5. The support and accountability from others to keep you on track

You can achieve almost anything.

That is coaching, that is what I offer to others and am very successful at getting people to who they want to be and what they want to get.

Its a simple system, a magic spell if you like. And yet when it comes to myself, I struggle to cast that spell for me. Ever heard the expression – Physician heal thyself?

That’s why, as a coach, I need a coach. I know what I want, I know what is stopping me. Where I need the help is for someone else to ask me the right questions to elicit why I am letting these things stop me, to reprogramme me to think differently, discover different approaches and to facilitate the development of my plan of action. And last but oh so definitely not least, to hold me accountable to my own targets and decisions and plan and support me through it.

So I’m off to book an appointment with my coach. I am certain that she will help me to stop procrastinating so that I can get on with all the things I need to be doing. I hope she can see me pretty soon because that deadline is looming!

Goodbye Procrastination, Hello Progress