First and foremost, I don’t like procrastinating. But I have done it. I do it because it’s harder to actually do something about it. Then, when it becomes a stressful period of time, you find some energy and you seem to be able to complete the task in hand. In some instances, people who procrastinated did better than I did in some exams and projects. That stress worked in their favour. As the deadline came closer.
But you can’t procrastinate everything.
Especially your life goals. Because your life goals have no clear deadline. You are so certain that tomorrow is coming, that you can wait for tomorrow. This happens over and over again. You miss a day towards your goals or dreams because you feel like you can afford to. But, life doesn’t work like that. In some cases, by the time you have started its too late.
You think you can JUST became good at something? People put in years, if not decades. We are going to die you know. We are getting older. It’s going to be harder. Why aren’t you putting the time you have the most energy into your goals and dreams. Because tomorrow I coming right? Tomorrow is so sure that you can afford to skip a day. You can afford to skip a week. And by the time you really get into it it’s probably too late to actually pursue what you want.
Procrastinate whatever you want, but if you want to do something, open a business, or start a charity, be an actor, or the join the UN. you need to work on getting there now.

We spend a lot of time making goals. We plan how we are going to do it, then we start working on it like no tomorrow. Then, it tapers off. Slowly we just seem to forget the plan we made. I think a part of the problem is that we let a lot of things get in the way. We seem to make our own goals negotiable. If they are important to you, they are non negotiable.

I’m not saying that you should just avoid everything just for your goals, but there are a lot of things you could do to prevent it. Set a time for your goals and make it consistent. There’s nothing that’s allowed to interfere. Shut off the phone for 30 minutes and read a book. Jot your progress somewhere to make sure you can see what you have been doing. Don’t let the small things get to you.

I also firmly believe your goals should be extremely measurable, that is, you can almost quantify your progress. Examples are:

  • I will eat X calories per day
  • I will learn one new word a day.
  • I will learn one new magic trick a week.
  • I will read 10 pages a day.

There are easy for you to see, and track if you have done it. In some cases, some goals are hard to track, an example would be programming. Learning to programming is kind of open ended. How do you track progress there? I’d say it’s about the time you spend PROPERLY. So spend a true 30 minutes learning to program, or a true 30 minutes learning piano. By true, I mean distraction free!

Have a great day, and stick to your goals.


Or don’t your goals matter to you?

I have made so many new years resolutions and failed almost all of them. Reason? I felt that I needed some ‘moment’ to start something new. Most of the time I was using new years as an excuse. I felt that I could make a plan and when the time came I would start.

did start on new years of course… for about a month. Then whatever plans I had slowly faded. Almost all the time we could have just started when we made the plan. We had a spark then. Some rush of adrenaline to do something. We should start with THAT. THAT is the moment you need to start with. Not when some random date finishes or starts. Not 3 months later. Not 1 week later. NOW.

If something is so important to you, so dear to your heart, why do you wait?

Go into your plans the moment you make them. Don’t wait.

Stop making new years resolutions and then waiting for new years.

Just go. DO it.

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I know, you have heard it before. “I hate my job”, “I hate doing this”, “I don’t know why I am here”. I caught myself doing it a few times in the past as well. It’s tempting because it FEELS like we are doing something. Complaining feels like we are lifting something off our shoulders but in reality, we are just delaying something that we should deal with.

I loved Sam Waltons’s autobiography on how he started Walmart. With many great people — Walton never complained. When he got kicked out of a shop he built from nothing to a success, he went on to build Walmart.

When Rafa Nadal was told he could no longer play tennis because of a genetic foot problem — he continued and strived on, becoming a world renowned tennis player.

I am not going to say you shouldn’t complain, because if anything — that’s telling you that YOU have something to do. YOU are clearly complaining about something you WANT to do. Possibly NEED to do. So GO do it. That will stop the complaining. Either that, or just don’t complain at all.

Pas It On.