Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.
I get put off by the enormity of the task ahead. I get bogged down into detail. I get distracted by life. I’m too busy. Not now. Can you feel the noise? My head is rattling with ideas, problems, people, commitments, holes in the bank balance, deadlines, kids Nativity plays, sick parents. Add to this my fear of failure, concern that if I raise the bar others will expect me to keep the bar raised … and my apathy wins. My internal dialogue is calling me all the names under the sun – fat, stupid, slow, lazy, useless; I have the voices of those I allow to have control over me working overtime in my imagination.
So what’s the impact?
I don’t write my plan down. I have all the potential to be a “meaningful specific” …. and instead, my inaction and avoidance, turn me into a “wandering generality”.
We teach that “What you measure on purpose, happens on purpose. What you don’t, happens by accident!”
Do you wallow in your excuses for not taking a decision and failing to follow up with decisive action? Do you blame others for how you feel about yourself?