What is Procrastination?

Procrastination can be defined as Deferment of Actions or tasks to a later time.

– We can say fundamentally Procrastination is the act of putting off essential task until a later time, most of the time non essential tasks are done in lieu of the more critical ones.

– Psychologists term such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting and completing any task or decision.

– Usually the behavior of person procrastinating is

– Counterproductive

– Needless

– Delaying

– Issues concerning procrastination are anxiety, low sense of self-worth, and a self-defeating mentality.

– Procrastinators basically have a lower-than-normal level of conscientiousness.

– The approach is mostly based on the “dreams and wishes” of perfection Contrary to a realistic appreciation of their obligations and potential.

Procrastination is a habit, but the good news is – like any other habit it can be broken.

– If unchecked this habit can have serious consequences on our life as well as lives of the people who love us.

– Procrastination becomes dangerous if further unchecked as it affects mental and physical health of the person.

Motivational speaker and coach, Mike Litman says that, “Procrastination is like a Big Bomb exploding violently on our personal goals. The things we deeply cherish are destroyed and after the explosion all that left is regrets. Regrets make us tremble inside. It’s an internal earthquake that leaves us feeling empty.”

Mike further states that for a 7 year period of time procrastination and its sister ‘scatteredness’ wiped out over $150,0270 from his personal bank account. Procrastination is the thief of profit so run from it now by taking Napoleon Hill’s advice on overcoming procrastination that says” The principle of concentration is the medium by which procrastination is overcome. The same principle is the foundation upon which both self-confidence and self-esteem are predicted”.

– The most important part of the work is the beginning.

– We need to stop analyzing repeatedly.

– Lots of our time, money and energy goes waste when we look for perfection in each task.

– Taking tiny steps will lead us out of procrastination and nearer to achieving our goals.

Here are some suggestions to help you get started and stop procrastination:

– Realize that the task to be done is to be done – their are no alternatives.

– Self reflection will help us to determine our personality and know why we are avoiding particular task, is it simply our self defeating behavior or lack of knowledge, if so learn the task and do it.

– Use positive words instead of negatives, as words have a color and they impact us.

– Being confident of our information, equipment and time limit ensures that the task is done on time.

– Making Realistic Expectations and Prioritizing on the tasks keeps us well focused on the goals.

– Motivation and Rewards to the self help us in accomplishing the tasks efficiently.

Let us beat the habit of procrastination with quote from Napoleon Hill “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”



Source by Mike Litman

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