Have you ever put off doing something? Of course, you have!
However, have you ever put off doing something for a long time, years even? Perhaps it is taking that dream vacation, or switching careers, making a commitment to exercise, or telling that special someone you love them? If we wait too long to try new things or take risks, this procrastination can lead to regret. How do we avoid it?
On his blog, Darious Foroux recently shared his thoughts on procrastination.
We all know that putting off our dreams for one week turns into a month, then into a year, and then into decades, and finally, we die with regret.
If that sounds harsh, it’s because it is harsh. When you keep procrastinating you become one of those people who never do what they say.
How do we change our behavior to avoid regret? Foroux offers ten behaviors that challenge us to keep moving forward. The first one is stay curious.
Never stop getting excited about doing new things. If you let your curiosity drive you, you will never run out of motivation and inspiration.
Along with curiosity, he advises us to never stop learning.
Your curiosity will lead you to new topics, challenges, goals, and desires. To achieve those things, we need to learn more. When you do that every day, you keep making progress.
Review the other eight on his blog, then see if they can help you avoid the regret of prolonged procrastination.