Why is procrastination so sweet yet painful? So attractive yet repulsive. Without the title, one might think this a post on unrequited love. Hell, it is unrequited love.
But that's not the point is it? Is there a point? None of us like to do it, yet we are all guilty of doing so. Prior to starting work, it seems like an unconquerable mountain. Yet, once you start, it becomes easy. To cross that line is as Neil Armstrong put so eloquently, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
The only difference here is that we're conquering ourselves, and that is most important distinction we could make. As obvious as it sounds, we are at the core of the problem, and until we start looking down upon ourselves for our actions prior to commiting the act, it will not change.
We need to learn to conquer ourselves
Simon Sinek has a great talk on how leaders inspire action, and we need to be our own leaders. We need to ask ourselves not only what we need to do, but why we need to do it.
Because without cause, without purpose, we are nothing.
So go out there and get inspired. Learn to not only do your work, but to love your work. This may sound like an impossible task to you, but trust me when I say it's true. Force a smile on your face and start getting things done, because sometimes, just sometimes, fake it till you make it works.