Common thoughts or inner dialogue of procrastinators. “I’ll get to it later. I’ll do it tomorrow, I still have time.”
Procrastination is a thief of time, value and a dream killer.
Well, what is really happening is avoidance, fear, anxiety or worse, feeling incapable or unable to measure up to the task or challenge to be perfect!! If you have to be the best but inwardly feel you may fall short, you avoid even trying. Waiting until the last minute for any endeavor creates more stress and adds to a sense of feeling overwhelmed by a project. Waiting or delaying a project will add to the fear and ultimately sense of urgency, if not desperation to get going. Lateness for work, class, deadlines, appointments also become more common making you feel even worse. Excuses and rationalizations become a way of being. However, take a look at this poster. The reward of delaying, avoiding pays off in the present moment. What is the remedy?Get started!!!!
Taking on projects in small time increments, being disciplined and scheduling is where to start. Mark Twain said this way: EAT A LIVE FROG EVERY MORNING AND NOTHING WORSE WILL HAPPEN TO YOU THE REST OF THE DAY.” Once you take on the most difficult task, project or problem, everything else becomes easier and possible. There is a book of 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating, of course, if you are reading this blog, you won’t likely take action on reading it. A good reference article can be found on this link. Procrastination Article.