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Jun 13, 2013

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. " --Pablo Picasso

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

"A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, catching an epic ride. After about 15 minutes, it was easy to tell the surfers apart by their style of surfing, their handling of the board, their skill, and their playfulness. What really struck me though, was what they had in common. No matter how good, how experienced, how graceful they were on the wave, every surfer ended their ride in precisely the same way: By falling." Author and speaker, Peter Bregman, offers creative insight on how to counteract the "fall" of procrastination, and suggests we look to those devoted early morning surfers for the unexpected antidote.

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BE THE CHANGE
Tackle at least one thing you've been putting off, and try not to approach it with a sense of fear or dread. Instead, approach it with gratitude, and shift your thinking to focus on the incredible feeling of accomplishment you'll get, once the task is done.



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