Good preparation is critical to anything worthwhile. Preparation, taken one step too far, is procrastination.
Not only is the video above from an awesome movie, SpaceBalls. But’s it’s exactly how I feel at least once a day.
And today we are good at disguising our procrastination. If it was a profession, some of us would be executives and even presidents. Today everyone knows that if you say “I’ll start Monday,” me, and like 12 other humans will eat you alive and call you out on it. So instead of becoming a feast, we change our dialogue to suit our situation.
The CrossFitter who really made me realize this was a lifer, not a beginner. She is respected and admired and someone you love to love. But when she gets with me, everything is a cute way of saying, “I’ll start Monday,” or “All I need is a little more time to get ready,”. And she’s not the only guilty of perpetual preparation.
In her, I see me, and I don’t like it.
I have “prepared” the same book for over a year and I can’t part with it.
I have been blogging everyday for four years, and I have a ton of articles published all over the world, but a book, so many pages with so much of me and my time, well that’s just too much for me to handle. “What if they hate it?,” I ask myself before my 20th edit. What I’m really asking is, “what if they hate me?”
Well, I’m tired of this procrastination promoted by fear that I keep calling preparation to make me feel better. I don’t wanna be that guy anymore than you do. I think it’s time to stop preparing. Time to get beat, trampled, and scarred along the way to victory. Time to stop preparing and time to just go.
*15 Minute limit.
5-Push press @ 75% every (45) seconds
5-Box jumps 20/24
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