When I can’t seem to complete a project or move ahead, when I procrastinate or become unproductive, many times it is because I feel mediocre and anything but successful.
Procrastination and unproductive behaviors escalate to the next level when that “loser” feeling is accompanied with unemployment or getting passed over.
Engagement or re-engagement can only happen when I feel some kind of hope about myself again.
I used to wait for something in my circumstances to change so I could feel that hope.
That was mostly miserable.
Now, I ask, “What do I need to learn, change, or do differently?”
Then I listen.
Instead of praying things change, I get to work taking advice, changing myself, and changing what I say to myself.
Feeling good about myself was always my job.