This will get old really fast as I tend to blog more when I’m having a philosophical moment. I guess blogging every day is like living with someone who constantly tells you exactly what they’re thinking. It might not make sense or be relevant, and it gets old really fast, so I will try and keep it fresh for us both. Try being the operative word.
I listened to this lecture today by Zakia Usmani, not sure how I signed up to her e-mail list, but she sends me e-mails with positive actions every now and then. Anyway, by chance I clicked on the lecture and she was talking about procrastinating. That if you keep procrastinating, it’s because you’re afraid to take action for some reason. If you let go of the fear and take action, knowing you may get rejected or you may get hurt, then at least you did something and that feels better than not taking any action at all. The takeaway message for me from her short clip was that I need to stop being afraid of my feelings and shielding myself from being hurt all the time. If I don’t take that risk with love, life and career how can I expect to have the kind of life I dream about? How can I move on from feeling stuck? It kind of gave me a little food for thought because I’ve been thinking about this for a while and it was what I needed to hear right now. If you trust in your decision and hope for the best, then inshallah (God willing) if it’s meant to be yours you will have it, and if it’s not there is something better for you and you’re not ready for it.
I’m at a cross roads right now and having to make some major decisions as to where to lay down roots in terms of my career and everything else. It feels like I’m at point in time where something will need to be done, and I have to make a decision. The thing is I am terrified I will make the wrong decision and it will set me back from where I want to be. However, after taking this message to heart I hope I can find the strength to trust that whatever decision I make it will be for the best inshallah. And if I make the wrong decision, it’s still a learning point and I will do better next time inshallah.
I can’t keep being afraid of the future that hasn’t happened. I need to live in the present.
What advice do you have on how to stop procrastinating?