There must be something in the water around here, because these past few days I’ve been on a creative binge. I’m writing like a machine, and I’m eager to share my thoughts and insights with you.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll find them useful or inspiring.


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Today I wanted to talk about the root causes of procrastination:

When you don’t follow through on the promises you made, you’ll often have a story that you tell — to yourself and others around you.

This story then becomes the “reason”.

However, you need to see this story for what it really is:

It’s an excuse.

The real reason why you’re not taking action remains hidden from you, repressed under layers of stories just like this one where it can’t come to the surface and force you to face up to it.

Unless you know what to look for.

Here are the eight root causes of procrastination:

— ignorance

— apathy

— momentum

— boredom

— rush addiction

— apprehension

— vagueness

— emptiness

Every time you get side-tracked on a project, every time you put off that important conversation, every time you say you’re finally going to make the big leap of faith and start something incredible but you remain frozen, there’s always one of these eight root causes at play somewhere.

If you know how to look past the story, you can see what’s missing in your life right now and you can fix it. That’s the key to beating procrastination.

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