It started creeping into my mind and the practical side of me began agreeing with each rational argument for why I wasn’t ready. Why I wasn’t ready to announce my website.
A perfectionist by nature, I always want to do my best and I don’t want anyone to see anything that I don’t consider my best. It’s something that I have had to fight against my entire life.
Building my own platform and launching it to the world is scary. It’s not that I doubt the message I’m conveying but am I the right messenger? And what about all of the things that go into getting the message out there?
- Is the website ready?
- Do the links work?
- Do I have enough content?
- What if this, what if that?
Over and over I can think of things I should do before I tell everyone about it. Even as I write this, I can see if I keep explaining this and that, it’s just another excuse for not shipping, for hiding what I have been planning to do for awhile now. Learning is important but action is important too. I finally got to the point where enough was enough.
Three weeks ago, I literally started from ZERO and built a community. People like you to communicate with. I’m not short on a supply of ideas. In fact, ideas are my problem. That might sound crazy, too many ideas? I have so many that I’m constantly starting and stopping, starting and stopping and NEVER EVER getting anything completed.
Trust me, my website isn’t ready today but it’s ready enough:)
You’ve been patient to read this far. So without any further delay, here it is.
The RX For Procrastination In 3 Simple Words
I chuckled when I heard this. In fact, the funny thing about this is I was listening to a training webinar by my coach, Jeff Herring. Those 3 words resonated with me. I typed in the chat that this phrase would make a great t-shirt and that got Jeff to laugh too. Rather than procrastinate, I stayed up late that night and created this graphic.
I could say a lot more about this, AND I WILL, but for now I want this phrase to really sink in. Whatever is holding you back from acting today, STOP IT!
Put it off and Do What You Can Now!
[BTW, don’t be surprised if you see this graphic on a mug and t-shirt very soon, just sayin’]