There’s a task I’ve been putting off. Nobody involved is complaining, but no one is served by my delays.
I finally started it a few minutes ago and realized that my reticence has not been because the task is hard, it’s because it bears a big responsibility. This work has to be right for the book to look its best.
But I can do that. I do good work. I’ve been putting this off because of a vague sense of challenge. It wasn’t until I recognized precisely what the challenge was that I realized hey, I can do this.
Identifying why you’re delaying is sometimes all it takes to get on the ball.