A Procrastinator’s Guide From A to Z
“It’s not just good, it’s good enough!”
Procrastinators tend to have high standards. It’s all or nothing. It’s either perfection or wait until tomorrow. They hide their skill behind fear. If they don’t try, there’s no need to worry about being good enough!
Procrastinators are often mistaken for being lazy. While they may have lazy days—as we all do from time to time—it is not sloth that hampers the procrastinator’s dreams, but fear.
Not good enough.
Not smart enough.
Not qualified enough.
They are never enough!
A procrastinator’s greatest enemy is fear. Failure is always on the horizon. What if? What would happen if I worked at a different job? What if I moved to a new location? What if I tried to do something I’ve never done before? What if I fail?
If the procrastinator could embrace good enough in a positive way, to let go of perfectionism and fear, to risk making a fool of themselves, to allow the chance for mistakes, perhaps they would also make a discovery—happiness. You see, while good enough might be messy, it is also freeing. A chance for creation. A chance for recreation.
A good enough first draft gives a writer something to work with. (You can’t edit something that hasn’t been written.) A good enough vacation allows time for exploration, a chance to visit that coffee shop on the corner or that class on painting. It doesn’t always matter if everything works out the way you had planned. It might NOT work out! It certainly won’t be perfect, but that’s okay. It’s good enough!