The house isn’t on fire, the bank account still has some money in it and that mole is bigger than it used to be but ….. Deal With It! What is the potential cost of procrastination and avoidance of taking action? In many cases it can by a life or death question!
You could well be a lot like me in that you are guilty of procrastination and FAFFing about – putting all sorts of things off because it’s not that urgent today so I won’t bother.
Deal With It! Far too often we hear sad stories of individuals that don’t take action until it’s too late and there is now a life changing outcome; had action been taken months or even years ago, this would not have come to pass.
Sadly, like many others my father was one of those whose pride and stubbornness stopped him from seeing a doctor for what turns out to have been several years. The cancer was now a problem and he didn’t survive it. Was that selfish of him? Yes you could say that, his lack of action caused an early departure that could have been avoided, depriving his children of a parent and his grandchildren of time to learn from and enjoy their grandfather.
This is not a bitter rant against my father, he came from a generation where one didn’t want to be a nuisance or a burden to doctors or carers alike. If it was manageable then there was no real need to take action and he just coped. This means I am not and can’t be angry with him because that was his conditioning, his upbringing, the way he was. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the same way for me.
Unintentionally he self-sabotaged his own existence by not dealing with an issue, by not taking action to make things right because of an ill-conceived desire not to inconvenience others.
I’m sure you have already made the connection to where this newsletter is heading!
What are you avoiding dealing with right now? What decisions are you putting off? What are you waiting for before you act? Nobody needs to give you permission to act, to ask for help or to see a doctor (if you need to).
In your business there will be areas where you are not the best person to fix something or to change the status quo – how are you going to deal with it? How are you going to make it right for the longer term?
In your personal life what has just gone through your mind while reading this newsletter that you need to deal with? A health issue? A self-sabotage activity? A negative serving habit? How can you deal with it and who is going to help you with it?
I always say you cannot work in isolation; we all need that PowerTeam around us to perform at our best more of the time. Without the PowerTeam there will be missed opportunities, unfulfilled potential and errors of judgement. The goal here is not perfection – that doesn’t exist!
Get the right coach for you, get the right PowerTeam around you to help, talk to me, if I can help I will, if I know someone better suited for your requirements I will help make the connection – it’s over to you – Stop FAFFing about and Deal With It!