People accuse me of being productive. I won’t comment on that, only to say that I run my site in my spare time. That’s on top of a fulltime job, hobbies, exercising, meditating, other commitments… plus the stuff for Guided Thought that you never see.
So, sure, I get a lot done.
Keep that in mind when I say that procrastination is awesome.
It truly is.
I use it all the time to produce high volumes of great work.
A recent example:
I needed to record something for a hypnosis audio. I planned what I was going to say, checked that it ticked the boxes and…
And nothing. I sat with that note on my desk for weeks, if not months. I added it to my to-do list, only to ignore it. A simple task with a simple plan, only I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Then I was studying some unrelated hypnosis and I came across a technique. This technique, I realised, was perfect for the audio. It would transform it from adequate to amazing.
The next morning, I recorded it with no problems and no difficulty.
See, I wasn’t procrastinating. My inner mind knew my plan wasn’t good enough. It was waiting for the missing piece to complete it.
Now you might be thinking, “oh, good, I don’t have to work if I don’t feel like it. A guy on the internet said so!”
Cool your jets, hotshot.
This advice doesn’t work for most people. You need to know the difference between strategic delays and laziness.
It works for me because I trust my inner mind completely. Following random impulses and hunches has led to the greatest moments of my life. It has me on a path to achieve things I only dreamed about.
This is a trust that only comes from training.
Learn how to listen to your unconscious (and how to answer it back). Then you, too, can be as lazy and productive as you want.
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