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A New Journey

big_thumb_9f320753dffa88fb02cb20a22693b119I made a commitment, a commitment to myself that I would not live as I had in my previous 25 years of life. It was midway point of sorts, the very middle of my twenties and from my perspective, I hadn’t reached my the level of consistency that I had imagined.

I know.

Things do not always go as you planned them to, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t hold myself to those standards and you may do the same thing. I live mainly in my mind, allowing few to enter and that is a flaw. It is something that I promised to work on; to allow my thoughts to flow more freely outward. I may write a blog every few months, once or twice a year, though I always have thought about it. I think it’s a common struggle, procrastination or just finding a reason to not do something when you have the impulse to do it. Though I understand this, I hope that through a renewed purpose in life, I can find the consistency that I’ve wanted, but yet to strive for entirely. It’s a journey that I won’t travel alone and one that I certainly share. After all, life really has no script and I’m still writing mine on the go, but this time I’ll actually sit down and map out what I want it to look like.

…Until next time

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Procrastination, a sworn enemy to most.

pro·cras·ti·nate

v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
v.intr.

To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v.tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

Seriously, what the hell is with this beast, called “procrastination”.  It is one of the only words that could send a chill down my spine, real talk haha.  It’s something that will keep you from going to sleep,  getting some food, or even calling your mom. I think most of us can relate when we hear that dreaded word, which probably resonates within some a lot more than others.  The simple remedy is to “stop being so lazy,” but that’s easier said than done. You could have a day planned full of business that you have to take care of and be looking at that same list, in the same place, with nothing having been done.

Procrastination can make you feel like a bum, literally. People who say they haven’t experienced it are either extremely anal or is a  habitual liar. Personally, I had an entire day blocked off in my planner and I only got half of my schedule done. I took a look at the schedule and just shook my head, conceding defeat to the beast that always rears its head at the WRONG times.  It’s finals time and everybody is getting their cram + caffeine overdose on,  trying to fight off procrastination like sleep as a kid lol.

I know a ton of people can relate, but damn, it doesn’t seem like a battle we can always win. When I say that, I’m not speaking of outside circumstances that force you to put something off, I’m talking about just being lazy, period.  Some people might just even put off their own funerals at the rates that some of us are going. Several could probably attest that had they not procrastinated a lot of the time, their lives would be considerably different, in which I wholeheartedly agree.

Take a minute to think about this. What if some of America’s, better yet, the globe’s core issues had been “put off”,  due to procrastination taking a firm hold of a person’s intentions? What about some of the issues that we face today, are we procrastinating heavily? Do YOU have something that you have been meaning to do, but you’ve been putting it off?

I guess if you do, you should get to it, or keep procrastinating..

Here’s two short quotes for you, which one could you live by?

Why do now what can be done later?

Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.

Well, that was my little rant for today, make some progress… until we meet again

-That Gentleman