“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis
Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.
- Identify what you are procrastinating.
- Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
- Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.
We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen
And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown
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