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What is procrastination?

You get into the office in the morning, sit down at your desk, and there is sits: That important task that you were going to do.

Yesterday, the day before – it might even have been there for days…

You start feeling the pressure of not having done it. So the next thing you do is decide to check your e-mails. That’s made you feel better, hasn’t it? – But the task is still there, waiting to be done…and so is the pressure/guilt. – Sounds familiar?

That’s procrastination.

You’ve decided to lose that stone. This time it’s going to be different. This time it’s going to work.

You will just cut out snacks for the next four weeks. – Your colleague comes by and offers you a cup of coffee. – ‘I brought some biscuits – would you like one?’ – ‘Ooh, go on then, just one…’ – Sounds familiar?

That’s procrastination.

You’re self employed and you believe in networking. You’re doing all right, thank you very much.

You’ve met someone at an event last night. They said you should give them a call. You get to your desk this morning, and you’re going to call them. You’ve just got a few things you need to finish first – the next thing you know it is 7.00pm and too late to call. Ah, well, you’ll do it tomorrow morning… – Sounds familiar?

That’s procrastination.

How does procrastionation affect us?

Procrastination affects us in different ways – but they all have one thing in common: they are preventing us from being in control of our life, business and career.

Think about that call you never made – how much business have you handed the competition by doing so?
Think about the weight you’ve been trying to lose all those months/years – how many hours of guilt and self criticism has it cost you?
Think about the important tasks that you never completed (or not as well as you could have) – how did that affect your career and speed of progress?

The cost of procrastinating in your personal and professional life is real and very high:
• Lost relationships, which lead to
• Lost opportunities, which cost you
• Money – all of which creates
• Stress
• Guilt
• Feelings of inadequacy
• Anxiety and
• Low self esteem

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Why has it been so hard to overcome procrastination?

Because the traditional approach teaches you time management, self organisation, self discipline and even self motivation. – All important skills to learn and practice. – And that’s where the problem lies: practising those skills. Because we don’t do it, do we?

We start, continue for a week or two… and then stop. Why do we stop? – Because looking at procrastination from a rational point of view – which is what learning these skills is – doesn’t solve the underlying causes of what keeps you in your ‘procrastination zone’.

If procrastination were a rational problem, you’d have solved it so long ago you wouldn’t even remember what it was. – But you do remember, don’t you?

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Typical procrastionation scenarios

Leaving things to the last minute, rushing around at the end, exerting extra effort to complete the task – the pressure is mounting, you become stressed and short-fused… – but, AH, the relief of having done it! – Great! – Apart from that nagging feeling that ‘of course, I could have done better if I’d had more time’… – welcome to Last Minute Mania, one of people’s favourite ways of procrastinating.

And then there’s Paralysis by Analysis:
You’re convinced that you can achieve this task. You just have to find the right and most effective way of doing it first. – And there is only one way… – And until you found it, there is obviously no sense in starting… Or is there?

Another popular candidate is The Lone Ranger:
You can or must do everything yourself – because asking for help or delegating any responsibility is a sign of weakness and not being able to cope. There’s just this small problem – you are constantly feeling isolated and in reality you can’t actually deliver everything at the same time. So you resort to delaying…

These three procrastination behaviours are just the tip of the iceberg. There are others that are equally popular, like Focusing on what’s missing, Avoiding effort and Choosing to loose.

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