Stop Procrastinating Now! Invoke Action to Make a Creative Life

Stop procrastinatingIt is natural to be lazy – something that most of us can attest to.  Once we are set free from the womb we immediately wish to submerge ourselves in sleep.

Upon reaching adulthood we long to be totally at leisure, as it brings with it pleasure, because we are completely free from responsibility.  This freedom relieves stress and brings us back to our childhood of joyful play.

If we could choose, we would bite off the hand of procrastination whenever we get the chance because we seem to think that being lazy at the best of times brings with it impunity.

Not to say that being lazy is an evil, but we must keep careful watch.  Careful because we must continually remind ourselves that life is short and that we’ll only be punishing ourselves if we allow our lives to slip from our grasp when we had the chance to live it to the full.  Believe me, you’ll have plenty of time to sleep once you’re six feet deep.

Why not instead leave an indelible mark on your allotted time here, before your candle gets blown out by the wind of death.  A sobering thought indeed, with the Grim Reaper slicing the following words into my consciousness with his resounding scythe: “Show urgency, man!”, “You have no time to waste!” and “Do something worthy while you still can!”  I guess one day we all must pay heed to these promptings.

Life should mean action, and action should be a springboard for you to do something creative and beneficial for yourself and the next generation.  Do not let your mind and spirit decay like our poor helpless flesh when the organism dies.

Become immortal by using your mind for practical wisdom and your spirit for advancing your passions, which may eventually touch others, and then can be passed like a baton onto the many generations to come, as they are helped across the finish line of creative action.

This action, if you so wish to entertain, will serve three purposes: firstly, it will give you a sense of achievement; secondly, it will help to give your life some meaning; lastly and more importantly, it may help you to learn something about yourself.

Don’t get me wrong, it will take great motivation and application to shake off the shackles of what comes natural to us, because it’s easy to learn wisdom towards action, but it’s another matter applying it to our own life, especially when laziness rears its ugly head.

Nothing is impossible in life, man!  If you shake hard enough, procrastination will eventually fall loose.  Just don’t stop shaking!

If you can live up to your full potential in regards creative activity, then you would have been truly successful, because a life not lived, is a life not worth living.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Follow these wise steps towards ending procrastination:

  1. Being apathetic can lead to procrastination.  Avoid apathy by opening your mind to many different interests to keep you busy
  2. Find a particular interest that you are good at,  love doing and have motivation for
  3. Be limitless in your knowledge of the activity you choose to do.  It is much easier learning about something we enjoy doing
  4. Apply it to your life through practical and creative means
  5. Share it with others by either teaching or leading by example

7 Comments

  1. Cindy says:

    I’ve been procrastinating so much lately that I just got around to reading your post now…..
    I’m glad you raised the point about how procrastination is frequently associated with evil, or at least undesirable behaviour. If we dump a truck load of guilt upon ourselves when we procrastinate, we only succeed in burying us further. I say let what didn’t get done go and move on. Great post. Love the pic! cgn

  2. AdamMatthews says:

    Life really should mean action. We are not promised another heartbeat, nor another breath of fresh air. Each day is a gift. So are great blog posts like these. Keep up the great work!

  3. Jason Cooper says:

    @Cindy
    It’s okay to laze about a bit to recharge the batteries but not too much…the Mrs is already complaining that I’m getting a belly. Thanks for finding the time and energy to comment on my post!

    @Adam
    You are quite right, my wise friend. Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Somewhere in my heart of hearts I feel being lazy and procrastinating is living life to the full. But that’s just me.

  5. Jason Cooper says:

    Fair enough, my friend. Nothing wrong with being lazy as I can do just that when I feel like it, but there comes a time when you can get bored of that too.

    I just feel the need to do something positive, however futile, to improve my mood and more importantly, not to give up in the face of a non-progressive world in terms of peace and wisdom.

    Hopefully, I can set a good enough example for my son to learn from and apply to his life…then again, why should he.

  6. Procrasination is always a ‘catch 22’ to me. Once you get caught up in the vicious cycle, it’s so hard to break. The first step is always the most challenging, but once you make it – it’s much easier to build momentum. Thank you for this post. I spend alot of time focusing on motivation so dealing with procrastination is a big part of it.

  7. Jason Cooper says:

    Thank you, Kim. I agree with you in regards procrastination – it is so easy to slip into.

    We just need to remember that our biggest challnege in life is ourselves, so we must learn to motivate our minds and bodies towards doing something useful before our time is up.