This is my analysis of why I have selectively chosen to procrastinate a current project I could have started two weeks ago. During the course of posting commentaries this week, I became aware that I have not been able to move forward with one particular project although I know I am not only completely capable of completing the project, but I am also capable of doing a really good job.
The project is not boring. It is unique and exciting and I have a tremendous desire to jump in and concentrate all of my efforts to this project. I have a vision of how great it will be. I will work beyond hard…endless hours on the computer. I shall gather, collect, sort, share information, and apply what I learn. But then, there is a little voice that stops me from starting.
Could it be fear of failure? Could it be fear of success? Why would I be afraid of becoming successful? When I realized I was avoiding, I needed to develop the courage to get through these “avoidance” thoughts. First, I became aware. Second I analyzed the possible reasons I bothered to listen to the little voice. Third, I needed to do some research of why I was avoiding, so this is when all the mindset training I have been absorbing this past month clicked!
I’ve decided I’m not going to listen to the little voice anymore. I will move forward. I will take action. I will a set a due date to complete this project, and I now have accountability to my friends. I now have courage but I don’t agree with this quote “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” It should say, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will start tomorrow.”
I will update my progress on my project called, “The Avoidance Project.”