It happens all the time. You think about doing something but you just never get started. You tell yourself this time you are going to get it done. This time you will succeed. But before you get started you come up with all kinds of reasons and excuses to put things off. You accept the excuses you come up with. Excuses like: I will start tomorrow. I need to wait for everything to be perfect and etc.
They are all excuses that you have accepted. And you have planted these excuses on your subconscious mind. So you keep putting things off. Eventually you convince yourself that you can't start now. That you need to wait and that you have to put things off. You tell yourself you are not ready. You will start tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes. You don't get started. Another year goes by and you keep putting things off.
No matter what you do, No matter what you want to do, you keep procrastinating. You keep putting things off. It happens all the time, over and over again. That is because you have programmed your subconscious mind to keep putting things off. You have planted a habit of procrastination on your subconscious mind. And now your subconscious keeps following that habit. So you keep putting things off.
But you can change that. Now you can put an end to procrastination. Now you can get things done. Now you can get more done in less time. Just feed your subconscious new thoughts and new beliefs which lead to more success, so that you can get things done quickly and easily and so that you can put an end to procrastination once and for all.
Procrastination destroys your life. It prevents you from achieving what you want. It stops you from having more. It blocks you from reaching your full potential. The more you procrastinate the worse your life gets. When you keep putting things off you never succeed.
Example, each January millions of Americans embark on a journey to get fit, be active and lose weight. For the first two or three weeks of the New Year people who are not accustomed to getting up early will roll out of bed with a new found sense of urgency and hopefully a little more preparation in their step to get them out of the door. You will be lucky if you can find an available treadmill or stationary bike at any fitness facility. The sad part of this is the fact that their numbers will start to dwindle as they lose the motivation to keep the routine going.
How do you keep that motivation? You start by setting priorities and working hard to make your desires become reality.
Kabir Das in one of his Hindi Doha says,
Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ab
Pal Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kab?
Tomorrow's work do today, today's work now
If the moment is lost, how the work be done?
In this Doha, Kabir Das has clearly tried to explain the human tendency of laziness and procrastination. It is a known fact that we all tend to postpone matters, we are indecisive and given a choice we would like others to do our work and we simply enjoying a cool time. When it comes to us, we try to get away by giving an excuse, "very busy, no time."
This lethargy is what Kabir Das is condemning. Besides, his emphasis is on now, the present, the moment as it is. Now, that is Life, the moment. It is in the now that one gets energized to do, to achieve and to realize the dream. As they say, it is now or never.
This Kabir Das couplet clearly teaches us to shed all procrastination and lethargy. It motivates us to do whatever we have to do, and do it now. If we will keep postponing it, then the work will never be done.
So put an end to procrastination today. Give your subconscious new instructions so that you get things done today. There's no homework. No exercises. Just ponder upon the verses of Noble Qur'an whenever Shaytan whispers, and stops you from taking the step towards action.
Allah (SWT), the Almighty Wise says: "And that man can have nothing but what he strives for; and that (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight". (An-Najm 53:39-40)
"Therefore, when you are free (from your immediate task), still labor hard (and start another task), and towards your Lord move forward". (Inshirah 94:7-8)
Wishing you great success in your future endeavors.