Procrastination ~ Fear of the Unknown
© Grace Chapman
Welcome to the new year. How are you going so far? Got so many new things you want to do that you are overwhelmed and don't know where to begin? Haven't mounted the horse yet? Or, have you dived into your new year resolutions and projects and are gasping for air because you've taken on so much? Only got a hold of the galloping horse's tail? Or are you riding the horse, enjoying the rush of wind on your face?
This is the time of year that can be painful for the procrastinator. If you are having difficulty making decisions that require you to do things that you don't normally do (like whether to homeschool or not) perhaps the following quote, placed on your mirror will help you.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project,
Or perhaps this one does more for you.
To escape criticism-do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Fear of the unknown is a powerful thing isn't it? It can be paralysing. Yet it's opposite, Love, is equally as powerful and is likely to bring about more of your preferences.
Grace is a home educating mother of three in far north Queensland. Until recently, Grace was the editor and producer of Stepping Stones For Home Educators. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Byronchild Magazine and Education Choices .
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