Agnes Ra Melbourne, Florida, United States
PROCRASTINATION. The habit of putting off until tomorrow that which should have been done last year. Spending enough time in creating alibis and excuses to have done the job. This symptom is closely related to over- caution, doubt and worry. Refusal to accept responsibility when it can be avoided. Willingness to compromise rather than put up a stiff fight. Compromising with difficulties instead of harnessing and using them as stepping stones to advancement. Bargaining with Life for a penny, instead of demanding prosperity, opulence, riches, contentment and happiness. Planning what to do IF AND WHEN OVERTAKEN BY FAILURE, INSTEAD OF BURNING ALL BRIDGES AND MAKING RETREAT IMPOSSIBLE. Weakness of, and often total lack of self-confidence, definiteness of purpose, self-control, initiative, enthusiasm, ambition, thrift and sound reasoning ability.
Procrastination has "made" me do and not do so many things in my life. An example based on the conversation earlier would be that almost every day since the day my sister and I moved to the US people, total strangers have thought that it was all right for them to critisize our accent. My sister sovle the issue by taking language classes. She now sounds like any other american. I on the other hand decided to stop talking. To this day I will do everything in my power not to talk. When my husband and I socialize I let him do 99% of the talking. Our friends are so used to it they do not even notice. There is even people who in a social setting will turn to my husband after I say something and ask him to repeat what I just say.
That has saddly become a habit in my life. Compromising with difficulties instead of harnessing and using them as stepping stones to advancement. looking back I have spent so much time bargaining with Life for a penny, instead of demanding prosperity, opulence, riches, contentment and happiness.
But since joinning this program and reading previous chapters of Think and Grow Rich I have taken the decision to move past my fears.