"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll" philosophy." Denis Waitley
There is quote I love from Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...wow.
What if we do become successful? What if we do have a responsibility to
our success? Don't we have responsibilities to something in our lives
right now? Do we fear we will fail? And what if we do? Does anyone care?
are powerful. We know this tidbit of truth. We've read their
books/essays/speeches. They've urged us to look within and outside
ourselves, to stretch and learn and live. Who can honestly say they've
never changed because of reading?
This is where our
fear comes in because that is a big responsibility. Every reader is
touched by a writer. There is a writer for every reader. If that is
true, why do we, the writers, procrastinate? If we know someone will
read our words and change, why wouldn't we want those writings out in
Don't think tomorrow you'll start or next
week is better or "someday I'll" because you are stopping me from
reading something that will affect my life. Give me your words! I need
them. We need each other to work now.
Don't give into your fear.
You are powerful.