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I’ve Been Meaning to Do It… So Why Haven’t I?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I procrastinate?” You know you should do something, and you keep telling yourself you will, but you just “never get around to it.” One of the things YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD DO is get your estate plan in place, e.g., your last will, health care directive, power of attorney, or even a trust. Heck, maybe you’ve even experienced the “pain” of a friend or family member not having these documents in place, and you and your loved ones “paid the price” for it. Yet you still haven’t made your own plans. says “[p]rocrastination is driven by a variety of thoughts and habits but fundamentally, we avoid tasks or put them off because we do not believe we’ll enjoy doing them, … [we] want to avoid making ourselves unhappy, … we fear that we won't do them well…, [or we] are confused by the complexity of a task… .”

I get it… I’d rather go on vacation or watch football than do something painful or difficult, but let’s be honest – “adulting” sometimes requires us to stretch ourselves and confront things we’d rather not confront. Why? Because we know “the hard thing” will help to avoid problems, discomfort, or negative outcomes in the future, either for ourselves or those we love.

One of the things I enjoy most in life is helping my clients face and answer difficult questions that allow them to smoothly, peacefully, and gracefully address many important issues. If I can help you “kick off the breaks” and do what you’ve been putting off for too long, please contact me at (813) 244-7758 or


Ross Spano

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