The longer you put something off, the harder it feels to accomplish it.
The keyword here is feels.
That final paper for school you’ve been putting off.
The difficult conversation you know you need to have (but don’t want to have).
The prospect you’ve been meaning to follow up with.
The book you’ve been wanting to start writing for the last 12+ months.
That business idea you’ve been contemplating whether or not to start for the last year.
The girl you’ve been wanting to ask out for the last eight months.
The truth is, it’s not actually harder to do it – it just feels harder to do it, because we’ve put it off. Like an invisible chain tied around our waste and pinned to the wall, we feel stuck and restrained from moving forward because of the fear, overthinking, and emotional buildup our procrastination has created.
The longer you put something off, the harder it feels to accomplish it. Which means, if you start now, you’ll actually have an advantage – because you’ll avoid the emotional resistance, analysis paralysis, and fear that comes with procrastinating.
Most of the time, procrastination only prevents you from reaching an outcome that is good for you and other people: Achieving a goal you’ve had for years, more sales for your business, the end to an unhealthy relationship, etc.
Go and do what you know you need to do, now. Start early. It’ll only be harder to do it, if you put it off until later.