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Are You (or Someone Close to You) a Procrastinator?

Most of us procrastinate in one area or another at some point in our life. There are those of us that procrastinate about everything. Oh, I know, it started innocently enough but in time it became a habit. A bad habit!

 

Often, we agree to do something in the excitement of the moment, and then we are driving home and think I don’t want to do this thing I agreed to do. Thus, procrastination has its invitation to stand front and center in your brain.

 

Here are common reasons why you procrastinate:

 

   The feeling of overwhelm. What is the cause, overload of information, too many details or too many options – oh my!

 

   Over estimating time needed. Thinking the task is too time-consuming, that it will take forever. A variation of this is thinking you have forever to finish something.

 

   You would rather be doing something else.

 

   Waiting long enough, the project/issue will go away. Maybe the project will be canceled or the appointment postponed or…….

 

   Perfection is the goal. Often fear of turning in a report or finishing a project because of worry about failing or judgment. Often, delay until the last minute technique is used so if the project or report does not measure up the phrase “Oh, I would have done better if I’d had more time.”

 

   Not wanting to take responsibility. If a project is not completed, then you will not be held responsible.

   

      Fear of success. Fear of success??? Completing something and succeeding, will you be able to live up to that standard in all future projects/reports? How will your friends and family relate to you once you are successful?

 

    Last-minute adrenaline rush. Often people feel that they do their best work “under pressure.” What happens when there is a plan “B” or plan “C” that interrupts your last minutes?

 

What can you do about it? Next week you can learn the top 10 ways to stop procrastination. Yes, there are many more ways, but if I list all of them you may procrastinate reading the article – oh my!

 

Link to a You Tube presentaion on Procrastination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXziurFkQxM

 

 

 

Comment balloon 5 commentsBeth Richardson • September 23 2008 08:25AM
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