Procrastination and Action

Have you ever been in a situation like this?

Let’s assume that you’ve decided to start a new habit, take up a new activity, or work on a new project.

While in the beginning, you are full of energy and motivation.

To ensure good performance, you do everything in your power to prepare for it.

If your goal is to get healthy, you start by making a detailed diet chart or take membership for a gym. 

If your goal is to learn a new skill, you start by buying expensive online courses.

If your goal is to write a book, you start by following other authors, buy writing courses, or join social media groups.

Doing all this makes you feel as if you are making progress.

But in reality, you are only avoiding work.

All this preparation that you do merely creates an illusion of work. 

It gives you a false sense of progress.

Eventually, you end up spending more time on preparation than actual work.

So, here’s an important lesson – 

Don’t let preparation become a form of procrastination.

Instead of preparing extensive diet charts, start by taking small walks or do a few pushups. 

Instead of buying expensive courses, start by actually trying your hand in a particular skill.

Instead of connecting with authors, buying courses, and joining online groups, start by writing a small post every day.

Focus more on the action.

Remember – You always have the option of learning on the job.


Thanks for reading. I am Shikhil Vyas, a technical content writer and blogger. Subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, Simpler Sundays, to get a dose of relaxed reading delivered directly to your inbox.

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