The three Musketeers of failure
This month of May has been a rollercoaster for me. Unlike April, this month started with a rapid decline in the price of major crypto currencies including our beloved BCH.
Even my writing streak here on this platform is nowhere as good as that of April as I have missed more than twice the number of days I didn't write in the month of April.
I just don't know, it is seems the month of May wasn't really a happy month for me. Well I am grateful that with all the turbulence I'm still alive and there is no recent loss of any loved one.
Sometimes I hit depression mood anytime I think and view the trajectory of my life. I do write motivational articles sometimes, but I really don't fancy it. Because anytime I publish one; I tend to laugh hard at myself. I just wish I could just follow what I wrote. If I could; I'm definitely sure I would be happier with my Life.
Today I have decided to narrow down my habits and things that hinders me from progressing into three. These three habit I have termed the "three musketeers of failure"
Well for those who don't know, I can describe myself as a serial procrastinator and it is really something I am ashamed of.
You see the effect of procrastination isn't felt until something grave happen as a result of you procrastinating what you ought to do.
Something happened to me some hours before publishing this article and it was as a result of me procrastinating, and my nonchalant attitude of not doing the right things at the right time. Now I have to pay a price for it, infact a bigger price.
This act of procrastinating has also affected me academically and I believe this slow killing habit has made me an average or even below average student when I ought to be among the toppers or the "creme de la creme" of my class.
I easily lose concentration whenever I am doing something or I resolve to do something. I might be doing something now and the thought to check my phone or something else would pop into my head and I'll just forgo what I ought to do or was doing. This lack of the ability to focus and concentrate makes me muddle up whatever I'm doing.
Instead of me completing one thing, then move onto the next. I'll be trying to solve all at the same time. Which is practically impossible. Then instead of solving one completely I don't, instead it result in me touching half here, half there. As a result it all becomes strenuous, time taking, and meaningless and most times I don't get the desired results.
The third musketeer is a child or family of the second one and it's "lack of the ability to set priority".
You see the ability to be able to decide and know the important thing to do at a particular time is very fundamental and key to make headway in life.
The ability to discern what is important and weigh duties carefully carries a lot of power and without having this you might get lost on how to solve problems and arrange your life.
We humans always have our mind burden with thoughts of doing a lot of things at a particular time. Choosing what comes first and last is what can be hard to do.
Yeah it might be easy for some people but for some like me it can be difficult. For example it is 10 am on Saturday, you feel like doing the laundry, watching a movie, house cleaning, reading your book, drafting your article etc.
Prioritizing involves one taking up all these activities one by one and weighing them, by asking your self which of these activities are important and relevant to do at that moment.
I am not writing this article to belittle myself but perhaps by writing about these habits that hinders me might help and be of lessons to others and most importantly to myself perhaps it will spur me to make the changes that are needed.
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