I know how pressed for time we all can be, and I say that very loosely. I’m as guilty as you are, “I don’t have time to …” and you can fill in the blank. How many minutes of the day do I spend aimlessly wandering the digital world liking posts I don’t read all the way through, skipping good content in lieu of a photo, or skipping a photo because of a video? Answer: probably too many. We all do it, hell, I’m willing to bet 85% of the people who saw this post skipped it. Want to prove me wrong? Go ahead and leave the comment “PINEAPPLE” below. Let’s see how I do?
Point is, I came across a video with Eric Thomas (see my admitting contradiction above) and in it he talks about not believing in the word procrastination. Now, the writer side of my mind immediately wants to contradict this, but as he goes on he explains how it’s not that we put things off, it’s that they don’t hold meaning to us. We lack motivation to do things if they aren’t a priority to us.
I’ve got to admit, he’s damn right. I have been “procrastinating” certain aspects of writing and publishing because of my own fear, doubt, reluctance and laziness. And if we’re doing things for anyone else’s sake, then we’re taking away OUR meaning for THEIRS. Now, we can all be respectful of others, but when we truly want something there’s a way to get it done without sacrificing somebody else’s time/money/sanity in the process.
The trick is telling ourselves and then just doing it. Not much of a secret or a surprise. And as much as I’d be willing to drag this on for pages upon pages, that’s the root of the root and the bud of the bud. Plus, I’ll be doing these little insights every Friday. They’ll only last 2 minutes of your day, hence the title. Maybe one day, with enough interest, I’ll simply do a video for this length, but first I want to see if you’d be willing to earn it 😉
And our two minutes is over.