Procrastination can take some “obvious” forms—like scrolling on social media or watching Netflix instead of working—but it can also be more subtle and sneaky.
The latter was my way of procrastinating in the past. I didn’t call it procrastination, but it was.
My procrastination looked like:
💡Looking high and low for someone to give me an answer or validate my decision, instead of relying on myself.
💡Starting a ton of different things, and then splitting my attention in every direction to try to juggle all of them at once.
💡Waiting for the “right time” or the “right mood” to get things done.
💡Indulging in overwhelm, instead of picking a task and taking action on it.
💡Using the fact that I identified as an “idea person” against myself. (So.many.ideas.)
💡Overcommitting to things and then quitting them.
I’m what I call an Impact Seeker. I had ideas for days, fiery passion, and big visions; I just didn’t manage my mind, my schedule, or my moods. I still have a billion ideas, ton of passion, and a big vision for my business and life, but I’ve learned to manage it.
Your procrastination might look like mine used to. But it might be more like the two other procrastination archetypes, which I see in my clients:
The Potential Seeker, who is driven to reach their full potential, but fears that they won’t. This shows up as perfectionism and second-guessing.
The Enjoyment Seeker, who is driven to enjoy life to the fullest, but fears that they won’t. This shows up as seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.
Which of the three procrastination archetypes do you think that you are?
(And if you’re wondering if you can be a combo of all three types. the answer is: Definitely.)
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