Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Recognising procrastination is important but it is also important to recognise the underlying reason. Whenever you're procrastinating, it's likely because of something you want to avoid. Why are you avoiding that? Is it just because it's unpleasant? Do you not know where to start? Do you fear you'll fail or let someone down? After finding out why you're procrastinating, you also need to decide what you can do about it. Sometimes (usually) the answer is to just grow some discipline and get started. Sometimes, however, the task you've been avoiding doesn't need to get done at all, or really requires a different approach than the one you were putting off. In that case, you should either remove the item from your action list or replan and take a different approach.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - My usual reason is fear of failure.
PPS - Which is very counter-productive, since it leads to certain failure.

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