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Not only is Mr. Peale saying that you shouldn't procrastinate, he saying that procrastination is causing your fears. The world progresses with, or without you. Time is passing, and each day you are getting older. Procrastinating, or hiding from life, cannot be done without repercussions.
Don't we all know this feeling? You procrastinate, and the list of things you feel you need to do, grows. A feeling of uneasiness follows, that you really don't understand. That is a form of fear.
Confidence speaks in the positive, while fear speaks in the negative. When you are riding high, you'll use words like can, will, and could. When you're fearful, you'll use words like can't, don't, shouldn't or couldn't.
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When you are on top of your life, life feels easier, and it is. You can focus all your energy on each new problem that comes up. You'll feel unencumbered, rather than weighed down, by your list of things to do, or problems in life that you haven't dealt with. Problems are minimized by confidence, rather than magnified by fear.
Staying on top of life is very important, and feels really good. The next time you feel bogged down by life, write a list of all the things that you "need" to do, or fix. Then just start doing them. Complete a task, and scratch it off. You will find a weight coming off your shoulders as you do. That action, will build confidence just like Mr. Peale said it would. Having that real confidence, will allow you to stay objective when a new problem does arise.