Myth #3: You have to try to stop procrastinating
If all you had to do was try to stop procrastinating, procrastination would not exist. Of course everyone tries to stop procrastinating! Trying is forcing action against the natural flow of action as carried out by your subconscious. It is frustrating, short-lived, and should be avoided.
The goal is not to stop procrastinating; the goal is to achieve something meaningful during that time. You might want a degree, a ripped body, a healthy heart, or maybe a hot date. Those are all things that will make you feel good. They are the targets, instead of simply trying to stop procrastinating.
Myth #4: We are a product of our genes and our past
This is partly true: We may be a product of our genes and our past, but similarly, dry pasta in a box is inedible – it’s hard, dry, and tasteless. That doesn’t mean that we can’t make something delicious out of it! Yes, we are all a bit screwed up, and we can look at our past and see why. However, with some understanding we can turn ourselves into miracle-making machines. Not without effort, of course, but with the right kind of effort.
We may struggle with procrastination because we’re not living life the way it’s meant to be lived, and that is in the flow. Living life in the flow happens when you believe you can have what you want. This can be an easy life: working for yourself, having a nice relationship, being fit and healthy, or anything else you desire. Struggle is just the opposite, and occurs when you want one thing, but your core beliefs go against it. You will constantly and fruitlessly struggle to get anywhere.
So what are we to do? On one hand, we have this enormously capable side called
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