The composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote:
“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.”
Whether you are an artist or not, it seems that our “moods” are a particular problem in our modern age.
Procrastination is a consequence of that. Never before so many books were written about it and ways to fight it were invented.
But the problem is always the same, the thoughts: “I don’t feel like doing it” or “I’m not in the mood”.
As if whatever you have to do is dependent upon your moods.
Regardless of how much you love your work or your projects, you won’t always be in the mood to do the tasks you need to do.
That’s just the way it is. Our mind is volatile and thoughts are fleeting. In the morning you are highly motivated to do something and in the afternoon you just feel like lying down.
That’s normal. This is where your Will and inner power comes in.
If you are following your “moods” and thoughts without any type of control, then this type of procrastination will be very frequent.
That’s the nature of the mind. The so called “monkey mind” by the Buddhists because it’s constantly jumping from branch to branch.
It’s important you place your mind under your control, do what you need to do and don’t wait for the right mood to be present.
We can’t afford the luxury of waiting for the muse to strike.
Do what you want to do, when you want to do instead of waiting for some divine inspiration to come to you.
And guess what, ever since I adapted this mindset, suddenly I’m a lot more often “in the mood” to do the tasks I need and want to do.
My minds automatically knows that it’s futile to fight against my Will.
That’s the place where you want to be in: where resistance and procrastination is no longer in the equation, simply because your mind no longer bothers to send you those feelings. It knows it’s futile.
To understand and develop this control we have created the 10 Steps to Inner Power training where you are introduced to your own mind control and Will development.