We often think that lazy people procrastinate.
No, it’s not about laziness. It’s about the climate of the suffering mind. You want to escape the misery, so you are sending it away. You are saying, “It need not happen right now, it must happen at some other time.”
So let’s not ask, “How to end procrastination?” Let’s simply live in a way, in which there is no need to procrastinate, in which the very thought of procrastination does not arise. Can one live in that way? Is that kind of a mind possible?
Procrastination is always about the future. A mind that is immersed in the present, will not procrastinate. And a mind that is continuously thinking of the future, will do nothing but procrastinate.
Life is not some imaginary quantity somewhere. What you do from morning till evening, is life. And if your life is full of delays, procrastinations, gossips, worries, tensions, then that is what you are living. And nothing good can come out of this kind of climate.
Misery begets misery.
Miserable decisions will lead to more miserable decisions. As is the seed, so is the fruit. You will have to look at the seed, that is extremely important.
Find out what is it that makes you want to not procrastinate, and give more of that to yourself. Allow yourself to have more of that.
Procrastination is like saying, “Don’t get hurt today, get hurt tomorrow.” But ultimately you are admitting that hurt is inevitable. Today or tomorrow, it will happen. Instead of this kind of a dejected surrender, ask, “Is it really inevitable? Why don’t I like something? Why don’t I like anything? Why is it so that I feel bored always?”
Find out that to which you can dance.
Find out that which you can do even without being paid.
I am not saying that don’t get paid, but find that out which you can do, even without being paid.
Find out a loving way of life.
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