As I have gone through my life, I sometimes look back on the wasted days and weeks I have spent, sometimes chasing meaningless pursuits with guilt and regret. We all must live with our decisions. Now I strive to live life to the fullest and be the very best version of myself.
The truth is, I already knew I was going to be late and instead of just owning it, the part of my brain that wants to pretend I'm powerless takes over and starts inventing reasoning to take away the supposed sting of personal responsibility.
Don't accuse yourself of being lazy or being a procrastinator and ask: Why is this so difficult? The fact that you're finding it hard to make yourself do something is a sign that maybe you should be doing something else.
One of the most frequent questions I get is, "How do you have time to do everything you do?" My answer generally centers on my great team of managers, but there is another more private answer of how I manage my time.