We all procrastinate, but the truly successful have the tools to get past it and get to work.Read More
Jay Lynch adds: Beating procrastination is like overcoming any self-damaging habit, habits like smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, gluttony, etc. because of the productivity killing grip that it inflicts. It is an awful feeling to stare at a still uncompleted task, knowing that valuable time was spent (wasted) while, in fact, nothing of real value was gained in return.
This article offers practical solutions that go beyond the overused “just do it,” because to a procrastinator there may not perceived to be any real consequence for not just doing it. Procrastination is a selfish decision on two fronts: one that is good, and one that is not. Because the consequence(s) of procrastinating may not be fully weighed on one hand, and on the other it is selfish because all the benefits of overcoming the procrastination are realized by the procrastinator, and the benefit of reaping the rewards are associated with completing the task.