Execution is definitely not the same thing as procrastination. The fear to execute in my opinion comes from the over analyzation of the task at hand. Either worrying about all the intricacies that could possibly go wrong or thinking about all the ways that it could be done better. The more you think about it the more your body becomes paralyzed to perform.
I for one am not immune from the fear of execution but I am determined in all ways to overcome this fear. It is one of the main reasons I don’t post as often as I would like. I sit on a set of photos for a long time and I write and re-write and write the same post over and over again… why is this?
So after careful consideration of this problem, I have come to terms with the following few things that might help me “just do it”.
- Acknowledge you are your own worst critic.
- Believe mistakes are good.
- Remember that this is not your one or final chance.
- You can’t control everything.
In other words I have adopted a growth mindset. So with this renewed set of beliefs I am posting my next blog post. It may not be perfect, it may not be profound, but next week I get to do this all over again. How wonderful!
Do you every suffer from the fear of execution? What do you do to combat this fear? Write me, let me know!
Thanks for reading
Here is me wearing a structured yet loose fitting peach Chl0é dress prancing around the outside of Harrods in London waiting for the department store to open. Yes yes, I’ll take photos just about anywhere! hahah.