As a writer, I get to set my own schedule and write when I want to. In turn, I also get to not write when I actually want too. What I mean by that is, sometimes I want to write but have nothing profound to say. Other times I want to write but I am too lazy to make the huge commitment of going to my computer desk, finding something to write about and committing myself to actually write. The thoughts go through my mind of all the blog posts I need to write, the guest posts I want to query in order to get my voice out there and the necessary words I need to write for my book to get farther along than it is. However, there is this voice inside of me that sometimes says “I’ll get to that later” “It isn’t that important” “I can make my own schedule, let me relax a bit”. What I’ve realized is, no matter how I might disguise it or how I might choose to ignore it, what I am really doing is procrastinating and first and foremost sabotaging my writing career.
If you have ever been there yourself, you know exactly what I am referring to. Here are three reasons I have come to know well as to why I procrastinate.
We are all human and we all make mistakes. So why is it that when we fall down or fail at something, we spend a lot of time blaming ourselves, blaming others, or blaming the situation? Why can’t we accept defeat and move on to better things? There are many good things we find when we fail. There are lessons to learn along the way. Regardless of our circumstance in life, we will all fall down at some point. It is what we learn, how we grow and our attitude that shows the most.
Here is a list of some things to appreciate when we “fall down” in life. Falling down, failing and the obstacles set before us can and do: (more…)