Well, it’s National Procrastination Week, and I’m all for it.
In fact, I want you to make EVERY week, Procrastination Week. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want you to procrastinate practicing, paying your bills, cleaning your house or any of that sort of thing.
Actually, there’s only one thing that I want you to procrastinate.
I want you to procrastinate procrastination.
Put off putting things off.
Do you know the five words why most people fail?
I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT.
Feelings are just feelings, you don’t have to act on every one of them. The most successful people in the world do what they need to do, when they need to do it, whether they feel like it or not.
Don’t train yourself to be lazy or hold back.
Train yourself to give a full effort.
I have lazy feelings all the time, but I rarely have lazy actions.
The other day I was working with a young gymnast and she said to me, “When I walked into the gym today, I felt very tired, but then I just acted like I had high energy and then I became energized!”
Effort was a choice for this young gymnast, and effort is a choice for you.
So as everyone else is celebrating National Procrastination Week, I challenge you to procrastinate procrastination. And when next week rolls around and everyone else is playing catch-up, you will be hitting the ground with your feet running.
Mental Conditioning Coach
Pro of the Year USTA 2005
Author of “Game. Set. Life.”