Apparently it used to be about 5% of the population, now it has shot up to 26%. People who procrastinate, that is. (Steele, 2007)
Alas, it appears that I am one of the 26%. Perhaps starting a daily blog challenge in the middle of changing jobs was a little ambitious, but at the time it felt exciting, challenging and eminently achievable.It started with a missed day here and there, and then a creeping sense of failure for not having done my daily blog for more than two days then – boom – a week has gone past. The date-stamping of the blogs leave me no room for prevaricating around the bush. I have not met my daily blog challenge.
No matter, I can re-commit now to a daily blog and neatly avert that ongoing sense of failure and procrastination. To paraphrase a well known marketing tag line – “Just re-do it.”
It seems the most important thing is to get the creative wheel re-started. It certainly is easier to keep the wheel bowling along when it already has momentum, whereas re-starting the stationary creative wheel moving takes more energy.
But imperfect action is what it is all about – action being the really important defining thing. Turning up. Taking imperfect action and hoping for that inspiration to come and find you, hard at work!