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11 Ways to Cure Someday Syndrome

11 Ways to Cure Someday Syndrome
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Alex Fayle of the Someday Syndrome blog. Someday Syndrome: not doing what you want to because you don’t know what it is, because you’re procrastinating about it, or because you have too much stuff getting in your way. Everyone suffers from Someday Syndrome at some point in their lives, often catching it repeatedly. For me, most recently, I’d been saying that I really should give running a try without doing anything about it. You probably have something similar going on in your life – a project, a task, a goal – that you just haven’t got around to doing yet. Right? I could quote Nike and say: Just Do It, but if it were that simple Someday Syndrome wouldn’t exist. I decided that here had to be an easier way than waiting for pain to push me into getting over myself and getting on with my goals. 1. Maybe you’re not doing something because in reality, it doesn’t fit with who you are. 2. 3. 4. I have a goal of running 20K next November. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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