We have something important to discuss on Wednesday Wisdom with Tiff. Something that is a dirty little secret most entrepreneurs and successful people don’t discuss, as there’s a sense of shame around this behavior.
The behavior I’m referring to is PROCRASTINATION.
✋ Hi I’m Tiffany and I struggle with procrastination. There I said it!
I work with and I’m friends with many 6 and 7 figure earners, who are top in their field, who struggle with procrastinating. It wasn’t until I became vulnerable and shared my personal struggle with them, that they opened up and shared their own issues with procrastinating. So first off, just know you are not alone, and this behavior can be managed.
The 3 P’s: Perfection, Procrastination, Paralysis.
WHY do so many of us do this stressful behavior? Experts say it boils down to perfectionism. We want to do everything right and perfect; when there’s a lot of tasks to do, that becomes overwhelming AF. This cues the Paralysis. Also shows up as “writers’ block,” “brain fog,” “mentally exhausted,” “spaced out.” I used all of these terms, until I recently learned what they are code for. We get so overwhelmed, that we basically freeze.
I’m dedicating a ProjectME podcast (launching soon) to this topic, as we need to bring procrastination out of the dark. I believe the negative stigma around the behavior creates shame, which only keeps us in Paralysis.
So just for today, know that you are not alone; you are not lazy or incompetent or whatever crap thing you tell yourself when you’re frustrated with this tricky behavior. Often times “good is good enough,” for many tasks. Trying to accomplish everything at 1000% is totally unrealistic, and it doesn’t work.