The ASAP Trap

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RE: The ASAP trap

ASAP will kill you if you let it.

“We need it ASAP.”

The funny thing is that most people, when they say ASAP, think that means it’s going to be fast. And if you allow yourself to get sucked into their thinking, then you’re going to feel the pressure.

Everyone wants everything ASAP and if you are sensitive to feeling urgency from others, you have to protect yourself if you want to survive.

ASAP doesn’t mean you rearrange your life. It doesn’t mean you forego dinner with your family, it actually doesn’t mean anything until you give it meaning!

Think about the words: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Sometimes ASAP is by the end of the week.

Sometimes ASAP is next month.

Sometimes it’s next YEAR!

Don’t let yourself get sucked into the ASAP trap. Have the guts to be OK with the fact that ASAP doesn’t have to mean you rush, or rearrange anything or change your plans.

People won’t like it. You just have to get over it.

We were trained to feel a need to comply when someone else asks for something ASAP.

I say that’s a program that should be deleted ASAP 🙂

Unless you’re a doctor doing heart surgery, no one is going to die if things take a bit longer.

Falling into the ASAP trap is a symptom. It’s a symptom that you care more about what others think of you than you do about powering yourself through your life and business as you see fit.

ASAP never has to be a problem, unless you make it into one.