Journaling Exercise: What Are You Putting Off?


#12 - Goals

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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

– Lao Tzu


Do you procrastinate about things you need to get done?

Do you have big dreams, but you are afraid or scared to do anything about them?

Do you know what you need to do to achieve your goals, but you just don’t know where to get started? 

Do you keep putting things off, even if doing those things would benefit you? 

Do you keep putting things off that you would have to do them anyway? 

I find the word “Tax” incredibly boring. My mind just seems to go in zzzzzzzzzzzz mode, whenever I have to do things remotely related to tax. Unfortunately, it is unavoidable. Recently, I had to get an identification number through IRS, and I kept putting it off for nearly two months. When finally, I just picked up the damn phone, it took me all of 11 minutes. 

I had spent more than 11 minutes just thinking about it. So if I had done it as soon as I knew I needed it,  I would have  crossed it off the list, and saved my self it’s constant annoying presence on my to-do list. 

That’s one minor example. 

What about the people who have always wanted to write a book? Or travel abroad? Or pursue another dream?

You may not be able to achieve it straight away, but what stops you from taking one tiny step towards it?

What are you putting off, and why do you keep putting it off? 

That’s the discussion point for your journal today.