I have a Master's and a PhD in Procrastination. Sadly, I think these are the easiest qualifications to get. I mean, the research isn't too difficult and you don't actually have to write anything ... that is, if you don't want to.
I know I procrastinate. A lot. All the time. Any chance I get, I'm usually doing what I'm not supposed to be doing. Why am I telling you this? Well, I'd say I'm about 3-4 weeks behind schedule with my editing. But that's okay. I figured this would happened. That's why I have Plan B.
And Plan C.
And Plan D.
And if all else fails, Plan E.
Do you ever feel guilty for not reaching a goal? I do sometimes. I set out what to do each week and write it in my diary. I'm excited and pumped. The first week goes great. Then the next week. After that, the plan starts to wobble. Another week goes by and things are crumbling everywhere. I've lost my motivation. I haven't really seen any results and there are other things that are easier to do. I've got plenty of time. It's still the start of the year. I'll get there. One day I'll get there. Someday ...
So, Plan A didn't turn out the way you hoped it would? So what? You're giving up? Deemed it too hard and quit?
Some of the best things in life are those you work hard for. They are far more rewarding than the easy. Not everyone can say they accomplish the hard stuff because not everyone is willing to put in the effort. If your Plan A failed, that doesn't mean you give up. You now have to move to Plan B and dig in your heels a bit.
Just remember to breathe.
And if in doubt, there are 24 more letters in the alphabet. Just don't quit. Keep going.
Let me know how you're travelling with your plans this year. Have you had to go to Plan B? Or are you up to Plan F already?