by Contributing Writer, Shavonta Arline
From the outside looking in, many of us seem to have it all together. We are earning degrees, jumping brooms and running businesses all with the grace and confidence of a woman on a mission! However, there are times when even the most put-together diva slips up on her A-Game and drops the ball. We all desire success to encompass the breadth and scope of our lives but we don’t always realize how we sabotage that by putting off things that are in need of our immediate attention. Below are just a few things that you may be procrastinating on dealing with:
That apology you owe someone. Even if things things seem cool between you two after a fall-out, it may still be necessary to apologize. Space and time is a great source of reflection and perspective on past mistakes. Yet we usually don’t realize how many things we need to say to our loved ones until the opportunity is no longer there. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. Even though you may have been forgiven, it’s a sign of maturity to be able to admit your shortcomings and remorse for your dirty deeds. Don’t let your pride get in the way of maintaining healthy vital relationships…pick up the phone now! Liars, cheaters, , back stabbers need to all apply.
That difficult conversation you’ve been avoiding because you aren’t sure how the other person will react. Let’s face it, we can’t always help how people respond to us, but we can anticipate it and accept it for what it may be. No matter if they are cool or blow up, that shouldn’t determine whether or not we handle our business with them. You have things to do and a life to live and you can’t afford to have unfinished business dragging behind you. Put on your big girl panties, do what you need to do, and keep it moving…now!
That delinquent bill you know you need to pay off so that you can create the financial life you’ve been dreaming of. In a world of faux fabulosity, a lot of people are up to their eyeballs in debt just to live a lie..I mean life they can’t afford to finance. No one likes bill collectors blowing their phone up all hours of the day. But that bill isn’t going to magically disappear. The longer you wait, the more damage you do to your credit and trustworthiness. Do yourself a favor and get a good night’s sleep tonight after you take care of your finances now!
That doctor’s appointment for the health issue you’ve been putting off because you’re afraid of hearing something you aren’t ready for. Truth is, it could be a big issue, or it could be something small that may grow into a big deal if you don’t address it. No one wants to go into the doctor’s office and hear they have a tumor, terminal disease or virus. Most of the time, it’s not that serious but you’ll never know until you go…do it today!
At the end of day dealing with things on the front end usually prevents them from biting us later on the back end. Take some time today to think about all the things you’ve been neglecting that are cluttering up space in your brain that could be used for your next big idea or contribution to the world. Whatever it is…do it now!