I thought through an analogy for procrastination (at least in my own life) and would love to get some feedback if anyone has any thoughts on the subject. It plays upon the whole idea of 'treading water'. Certainly not anything brilliant, but working it through visually in my mind was helpful.
Procrastinating is like treading water in the middle of an olympic sized swimming pool. If you don't make moves in any direction you will eventually tire and drown. Some are very strong and can tread for a long time, some are weaker and go under sooner. BUT, if you make any movement, in any direction, you will eventually get to a side. Now it may not be the side (or goal) you intended, you may end up taking the longest route to a side, you may zig zag, but as long as you make some sort of forward movement in any direction you WILL reach a side. The issue is then resolved and you can take a breath.
I may need help deciding which side of the pool to swim towards because my eyes are blurred with water (i.e. don't be afraid to ask for help in defining the goal). I may need encouragement to keep myself from giving up (i.e. find your source of strength, be it friend or HP). But if I move forward I will make it to the side. I will reach an end point, not drown and then can make a new decision or be thrown into a new pool. But each time I'm thrown into a new pool, I'm stronger and better able to determine the proper side to head towards.
Silly, maybe, but made some sense to me this morning...