Tired of Procrastinating? Well, I don’t mind waiting

I wrote in one of my last posts for the year, what I learned in 2010. One of the things that I learned was patience. A lot of my peers have thought me to be a patient person in general, and I would agree however, when it come down to making decisions I would often jump into something without all of the preparation.

I did not jump into an idea and execute it without a proper plan, that is not what I am saying, but I had this thought process that made me believe that if I don’t do it now, there will not be another time to complete the assignment.

For many of my friends who are self-proclaimed procrastinators, they see my ability to jump right into a project as amazing. I think so too. I don’t do it on purpose. I create and execute.

However, using my book as an example. I wrote it, and thought that it was done but it was not. I revised and revised. I edited and edited, and became annoyed with the editing process. I sat it down, I picked it up. It was a great idea when I thought that I could just flow and get an ISBN number for people to purchase my story.

But there has been a growth and maturing process in writing this book. I have had a few Identity Crisis‘ throughout the writing here, and it has certainly been a journey.

The patience that I learned through writing the book, and the trials and tribulations of the last two years has helped me to appreciate that I can take my time. The world will not end if I take my time. Somewhere in my subconscious, I  have thought that if I don’t do it immediately there will never be another moment in time than, now to get it done.

While I do not condone procrastination, I do advocate now for the process. Start the project, but allow yourself the space to grow with it so that it can maturely master your message.

My book is now complete and I am excited, and proud of myself. If I had released the book the way that it was originially done, there would be alot less pages, alot more mistakes and you would have missed the journey.

Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love has taught me to take my time not in the planning, or the preparation as sometimes procrastinators will excuse themselves, but the project and the process.

I pray that 2011 allows you to be proactive about your ideas and creative abilities, and that you pursue the process with patience and wisdom so that we can be recipients of your finished work.





About Ressurrection

Ressurrection Graves is a Child Sexual Abuse Grooming Expert and H.E.A.L.E.R. (Healer, Educator, Activist, Life Skills Expert, Empowerment Speaker, Relationship Mentor) Her website reaches readership in 188 countries. She is available for national speaking engagements, radio and television interviews. She can be reached at: 202.717.7377 or send your request to: ressurrection dot wordpress at yahoo dot com or comment on http://www.ressurrection.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Tired of Procrastinating? Well, I don’t mind waiting

  1. Ress,
    This blog is so true, releasing my first spoken word cd was a long time coming, however, the experience of being restored by Christ, drawing closer to Him, learning more about who I am in Him and so many other blessings, all brought into my rememberance that EVERYTHING is in God’s time. He gives us the vision and yes, we must be faithful to that vision because we know for ourselves that God the Father revealed it to us personally, but He knows when the world is ready to receive what He has birthed into our spirits.
    I thank God for slowing me down when I wanted it done when I wanted it done, and I’m even more thankful for the obstacles that came came about because among many things I have learned that I must use godly wisdom and I’m constantly reminded that my God will NEVER leave me nor forsake me.
    Can’t wait forthe book release!
    I love you Sis.,
    Testimony Lyrical Artist

  2. Thank you sis! I’m so inspired by you 🙂

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