Let me tell you another true story. I grew up along the western shore of Lake Michigan in southeast Wisconsin. When I was a small child, my parents used to take me down to a local beach to swim in Lake Michigan during the summertime.
One summer day, when I was a small child of about five years old, I was playing in waist deep water with my back toward the waves.
A large rouge wave rolled in, hit me and knocked me over. I swallowed a large mouthful of water was immediately disoriented, turned upside down and pushed under the water. I was struggling to come back to the surface.
I may have actually drowned if my dad did not reach down into the water and pull me back up to the surface.
Being knocked down by a rouge as a child was very dangerous.
As an adult, I was on vacation on the Hawaiian island of Maui, swimming in the Pacific Ocean. I was once again in waste deep in the water with my back turned toward the waves.
Again, a rouge wave hit me and knocked me over. I was ground into the sandy bottom and moved around with great force. Enough force to cause serious injury. I felt like I was inside a washing machine filled with sand.
However, there was no place on my body that escaped being coated with sand, from my head down to my toes.
Being knocked over by a rouge wave as an adult was very uncomfortable and could have also been dangerous if I did not know how to swim.
Turning your back to waves on a body of water reminded me of the act of procrastination.
When you procrastinate, you turn your back on something you need to do.
Procrastination is defined as “the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something, or not doing it at all, despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so.”
Procrastination results in negative consequences like turning your back on the waves in a large body of water and getting wiped out by waves of consquences caused by your inactions.
As I have discussed many times, everything in the world is composed of energy that is vibrating, oscillating and resonating, at various vibrational frequencies.
Procrastination is a negative, constricting action, based on a low, slow, dense vibrational frequency of lack. Procrastionation is turning your back so you do not have to deal with a person, situation or event in your life.
Why do you procrastinate?
You procrastinate because you feel something you need to actually accomplish is difficult, fearful, stressful, unpleasant, etc.
According to Dr. Tim Pychyl and other physiological researchers, procrastination NOT a time management issue. Procrastination is instead a an emotional management issue.
Procrastination is actually a strategy you use to cope with negative emotions by projecting what interacting with a person, situation or event will actually feel like to you a some instance in time in the future.
Get additional insights on procrastination from the Out There on the Edge of Everything® Podcast.
How do you overcome procrastination in your own life?
Not turning your back to the waves allows you to make a positive impact in your own life and avoid being hit by the rouge waves of procrastination.
Out There on the Edge of Everything® …
Stephen Lesavich, PhD
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