We’re so used to living in this fast-paced world that we often believe that we’re procrastinating. We even tell ourselves that’s what we’re doing and believe that we should be able to take action on everything, immediately! Which, now you’ve read that, I hope you’re having a little chuckle.
If you really are procrastinating, what is stopping you from actually taking the action you “want” to take. If you are genuinely procrastinating, then “Go ahead – just do it!” However, it’s because you believe it’s action you “should be ready to take” but you don’t feel you are; that’s not procrastination. I call this “fermentation” or “percolation.” You might still be processing; you might need to do other things before you actually take the action; you might simply need to be sure that you’re ready for what will happen when you do take the action.
We live in a “fast world” but sometimes we simply need to let things percolate to be fully ready to come into being.