Now, I don’t know about you, but I EXCEL at procrastination. In fact, I’ve been called a “great time-wasting engineer”. Terrible.
The problem can be traced back to that strange, mysterious thing which efficient people call the “step-by-step process”. Herein lies the issue. For me, that phrase translates to “does not compute, does not compute, does not compute”. lol.
I believe we procrastinators do, in fact envision a most glorious, successful, completed end-goal of whatever it is we desire….and really WANT it! But it’s just the GETTING there that seems insurmountable. I start a million things, but rarely do I finish them – even though I have the best intentions and dream of reaching my goals. Dreaming. That’s another problem.
Dreaming and wanting does not equal DOING.
A senior manager once gave me a great bit of advice. He said what worked for him was writing out this single phrase on an index card or Post-it note. Place it where you will see it everyday: your desk, your bathroom mirror, your computer, anywhere. It helps jumpstart oneself into action.
This is what you write : WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
A combination of using that note, along with the advice from the article should help – and if you don’t procrastinate in reading the article – you might find it helpful as well! Best of luck to all my fellow procrastinators out there!!
WE CAN DO IT !! Have faith 🙂