What is the root of procrastination?
I am great at researching, I can find out about anything that I am interested in on the internet and that is where it usually stays.
How do you move from planning to doing?
I have a very strong resistance to taking the first step.
Procrastination stems from fear. Often, fear of failure.
It is so easy to be "researching" on the internet, and finding out about things, but this is a kind of passive distraction that allows us to not really step into our life and begin doing for ourselves.
Researching allows us to stay in this cozy little cocoon of not stepping into our true calling. We feel like we're doing something, but we're really just hiding.
When you step into what you are really meant to do—let's say writing, for example—you will find that the act of writing is fraught with peril: there is the very real possibility you will fail, fail again, and fail after that.
Just staying in "research" mode allows you to never have to stretch, or expand, or take that very scary step into what you are destined to do.
Some people send their whole life in the safe cocoon, not allowing themselves to dare to reach and stretch into their true calling.
Other people dare, try, reach, fail, reach again, fail again... they live as their true selves, true calling, and take the risk to do so.
When you find yourself procrastinating, ask yourself what you are afraid of.
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