Monday - November 21, 2022
By: Ken CanionSomeday I Will: The Art Of Overcoming Procrastination
How many times have you said “Someday I will do it?, only to realize that someday never came
What I have come to realize is that one of the reasons I put off, postponed, and procrastinated is simply because I was not prepared. Quite often, that is what it comes down to. And while the stereotypical advice, “Stop procrastinating!” certainly has merit and may be offered and with the best of intentions, the solution is may seem absent.
Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, overwhelm, resentment, and guilt are just some of the symptoms.
First, thinking that you absolutely have to do something is a major reason for procrastination. When you tell yourself that you have to do something, you're implying that you're being forced to do it, so you'll automatically feel a sense of resentment and rebellion. Procrastination kicks in as a defense mechanism to keep you away from this pain. If the task you are putting off has a real deadline, then when the deadline gets very close, the sense of pain associated with the task becomes overridden by the much greater sense of pain if you don't get started immediately.