My husband and I were having a deep conversation about being diligent and deliberate, working every day toward goals, not slacking off or procrastinating. I described that I recover well from a wasted hour or a day spent procrastinating; I say I needed the rest or that it was good to get so many low-ranking tasks done.
But I was lying.
The truth is I’m embarrassed, a little ashamed, and I beat myself up pretty badly about procrastinating. Here’s what I’m good at: I’m good at taking the shame and promising to do better next time.
I announced, “I’ve made a decision.”
“I do not want to be good at taking the shame and making excuses. I do not want to practice that ability anymore. I do not want to be good at it. There are other things I want to be good at instead.” I listed a few.
I can’t say strongly enough to watch out for the things you practice being good at. Do you agree? What things do you practice being good at that might be doing you harm?
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