“Procrastinatis.” Not taking action.
After doing psychotherapy consulting for many years, I’d come to see a most common cause of why people don’t heal and get whole …
… and that is, most already know what to do to heal. Especially after they’ve gained knowledge from their therapy work.
They’re not just doing it.
Meaning, procrastinatis. The envisioned personal mental health recovery is already in their heart. They’re not just taking action to make that vision a reality.
Worst, others eventually quit or prematurely terminate their process.
This truth actually applies to any other area of our lives. Starting a dream business. Nurturing or saving a relationship. Losing weight, get fit. Finish a worthwhile project. Turning away from sin and to God.
And … much, much more!
If you’re guilty of not taking action on what you need, here is one solution.
That’s where 81-year-old Fernando, father of one my patients, is. In his procrastination and vices all these years, he never held a good job or built a solid business. Just his wife who worked to support him and their children.
Reflecting on his life from the rocking chair, he felt so sad. Depressed. His mind and heart was full of regret. He remembered he was given lots of opportunities and resources when he was younger. To which he uttered, “What a waste.”
At the same time, he beheld the oppposite in his imagination. He set worthwhile goals. He took action on each of them without delay or quitting. He imagined the feeling of being a successful multi-millionaire businessman. He became a loving and responsible husband and father. His wife and children loving and respecting him.
From the rocking chair, he discovered a solution. But he ran out of time.
Heal your “procrastinatis” … before it gets too late.