Swiftly and surely, yet another month is gone now. Did you have a great month, or feeling helpless that not much was done? Well there are still two days to the end of Feb, so there’s still hope! Keep going guys!
February is a short month and I dedicated the month to just piece together what I have learned and planned to do in January. In essence, it was about getting up to speed. However, as much as I tried to follow the nicely laid out plans, there is still something that is pulling me back, like a heavy rock tied to my ankle, making each move slow and difficult. I thought to myself, this can’t be happening.. i have everything in place and I should be ready to fly. Why am I still not making much headway? The eureka moment came when I was surfing the internet for more support articles on the topic of implementing GTD system and to my amazement (ok it’s really not nuclear science, but it was a big “discovery” for me!), I realised what the problem was.. Chronic Procrastination.
It was this old-time illness of mine that stopped me from where I wanted to go, and like the founder of Procrastinators Anonymous aptly said in a forum post a few years ago when he first started the site, procrastination is an addiction. It is like the website’s tagline says, the grave where opportunities are buried. It kills the motivation to get things done. I’ve always known I do procrastinate, but it was only when I had so much laid out before me and I am still not doing anything about it did I realise how bad this problem was causing me. Thankfully I belong to the “impulsive” type of procrastinator, I impulsively and immediately acted upon this, picked up a recommended reading on procrastination and made new self-discoveries. Realistically speaking, I don’t count on killing this procrastination problem immediately, but I always believe that if you know the root cause of a problem, it’s more than half the battle won. I MUST WIN THIS WAR.
So you might have guessed, February is a near 0 points against the I have initially set at the beginning of the month, but I remain determined to win back lost time. Wish me luck and perhaps some words of encouragement would be nice 😀