Let’s start with understanding the word itself:
Pro – Towards/Forward
Crastinus – Tomorrow
Procrastination therefore means to be in pro of tomorrow (which makes it the close cousin of Regret).
Regret is to wish you acted differently in the past.
Procrastination is to assume you’ll act differently in the future.
Both of them stem from a man’s wounded relationship with the present moment.
He is then bombarded with motivational and inspirational posts that tell him just to *plow* and work hard through it all…
Or new-agey “go with the flow“, abstract and vague advice…
But in essence, what a man must do to deal with his procrastination is to face death.
He delays it until tomorrow because he takes today and tomorrow for granted, he is assured that he will have another day…
And because he believes himself to be immortal, then today can wait.
But in reality it cannot, and it won’t.
Not unless he faces one of these three things:
Most of the time men need accountability, guidance, a support network and other men to talk to so they can be held up to a higher standard than they have for themselves.
So when a man is facing procrastination, the message he gives to himself and to the world is this:
My life (and what is REALLY important for me) can wait.
which is a subtle expression of unworthiness/undeserving but I won’t go into that.
You think life can wait
And life will show you that it cannot. It won’t.
For everything has to move and evolve, whether you do it by choice or by being forced, that’s up to you.
Pain and loss,
Or conscious commitment...
You have to get there eventually.
So why not do it now?
Do you have a good reason to NOT be planting the seeds of everything that you wish to sow tomorrow?
Do you not want to let go and die to the boy you’ve been so far so that you can welcome the man that you really are?
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