this be you?
list of reasons could endless …… but there are some common
reasons why people procrastinate. Lets look at them:
or improper priorities
– Often people will do tasks that are more interesting,
more convenient or easy to do when they should be working
on what's important not just what's possible. They are
strictly striving to get it “checked off the ‘to do' list”.
You need to set priorities and stick to them.
of focus – This
is slightly different than the above. This is where distractions
and other work keep you from staying focused. Stick to
one thing at a time – don't become a “pinball machine”
…. bouncing from one task to the other. Finish one task
at a time. This might require you to tell yourself to
“stop” when you want to jump to the next thing before
finishing the thing on which you are currently working.
is “All or nothing” thinking
– Sometime getting it “all” done can stall you. Wait a
minute … didn't she just say to complete a task? Yes,
I did …… the smaller tasks should be completed before
moving on to the next. If, however, you have a HUGE project
you many never get started unless you break it down into
manageable steps. And it is those individual manageable
steps that need to be focused on (see above).
– Just another
word for Procrastination. If you think you have to do
“it” perfectly you may never get started. Do “it” the
best you can – perfection does NOT exist. Just “do it”
…….. you will be pleased with accomplishing something!
“To Do” Lists
– While having a “to do” is a powerful tool to
effectiveness …. having several is NOT. Keep ONE list.
And DAILY prioritize what is on that list so that you
get the most important items accomplished first. The “game
“ is not to get the most items off the “to do” list it
is to get the most IMPORTANT items off the “to do” list.
of Failing – It
is very important that you identify what you are fearful
of at (yes, I know that is bad use of the English language
…. and you get the point). Identify your fears ……AND MOVE
ON ANYWAY! Remember, if you don't move you will never
KNOW if you could SUCCEED …….. yes, succeed IS an option
……… a VERY viable one!
at what you do, and how you do it. Do any of the above
statements make you feel at least a little uncomfortable?
GREAT! Then you have a place to begin. Now, JUST
GO OUT AND DO IT! And, congratulations on getting