Have you ever been the victim of a robbery? When someone steals something from you, you feel violated and vulnerable. And you become much more vigilant!
Without realizing it, we all allow a certain kind of thief into our lives every day. We allow time thieves to rob us of the precious hours, minutes and seconds of life. These thieves are subtle, but they are extremely dangerous. When they rob you of your time, they’re actually robbing a slice of your life!
What are some of these time thieves?
One of them is procrastination.
Procrastination means “to put off intentionally and habitually; to put off intentionally something that should be done.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Why do we procrastinate? There are lots of reasons why we put important things off until later. Sometimes we avoid doing what we should be doing because of fear. Our insecurities intimidate us and drive us to avoid doing what we don’t feel capable of doing.
Other times our procrastination comes from laziness. Because we want an easy life, we put off the hard things, with the strange fantasy that they’ll mysteriously disappear.
What’s the best way to face down and arrest this thief of our time? By making ourselves do what we don’t want to do. When you do the hard things first, life gets easier. When you only do the easy things, life gets harder.
Do you need more time? Arrest the time thief called procrastination!