If fear of making a mistake or doing a bad job is what causes you to stall endlessly, check out the following motivating tips to help you stop procrastinating and start living your life more fully.
Hello, hello, Killer B!
Welcome back to the (new and improved!) BUZZ, where we are talking about fitness mindset matters, because your fitness mindset totally matters!
Today we are talking about a topic near and dear to my heart: procrastination, and how to move beyond it to get what you want out of life.
Check out the video or read the transcript below.
How To Stop Stalling And Get Started | The Buzz – Fitness Mindset Matters
I think this is a problem we have all faced before: you totally, definitely and for sure want to get started on something new – an eating program, a fitness routine, an exciting video series project and yet, you find yourself checking and double-checking the details.
Trying to make sure everything is perfect. Doing a little more research. Putting all your ducks in a row. Wanting to know the “best” way of doing whatever it is.
But, let us be honest here – you are “stalling”!
Believe me, I know a little something about this. The very thought of sitting in front of the camera and talking about fitness mindset matters was enough to send me straight into “Procrastination Overdrive”!
The thing about stalling and procrastination and perfectionism is that they are all rooted in “fear”. You know those fears, the ones that rattle around in your head and ask you the what if questions:
What if this does not work out?
What if this does not make me happy?
What if people laugh at me?
What if I fail?
So, do yourself a favor here. Ask yourself, “What if…?” and then actually answer the question.
When you let yourself walk down that road of what if, it will help you get to the heart of your fears, and you can figure out what you are really afraid of.
And once you know that, you can tackle it head on, and remind yourself of all the reasons why your fears are probably unfounded and probably not nearly as big as they seem.
What if your plan does not work out? You can try something new!
What if it does not make you happy? You can stop and start something else!
What if people laugh at you? You will hold your head up and move on!
What if you fail? As long as you have learned something from your experience, you definitely have not failed!
Remember Your “Why”
There is a reason you wanted to start a new eating or exercise program, the reason “why” it is important to you. Hang on to that. Even if all the “what if’s” come true, your “why” will help you learn and keep moving forward.
Trying something new and learning lessons from it is one of life’s greatest adventures!
So Tell Me…
What are you procrastinating right now? What are the fears and what if’s holding you back?
Join the conversation in the comments!