Procrastination and What to Do About It
(11/11-2014) -Procrastination if left unchecked can turn into a bad habit, which could eventually be very hard to break. Most people don’t seem to realize that the habit of procrastination can cost them a lot of negativity; therefore one should take the trouble to identify and eradicate this element.
The following are some of the more popular reasons why most people have lapsed into the procrastination habit:
The famous “I don’t know” excuse – this is one of the most popular excuses given when an individual is not really interested in getting a particular task done. By feigning this lack of knowledge the individual is probably able to keep from having to complete a certain task and with the added hopeful outcome of not being asked to do it in the future.
I don’t know enough about this – we now go into the idea that you are not knowledgeable enough, intelligent enough, clever enough… In short: Not good enough go do what you have to do or need to do. So that means that you will have to either go in therapy, or get more knowledge, get more information on the subject before doing anything. Therefore, it is not “procrastination” but a delay needed to get more knowledge. The good thing about this excuse is that you will in fact never have information enough or knowledge enough to be able to get there.
It will be a fiasco, just like… – this is a prediction of the future based on passed events. This is never true. It is a kind of rationalization of something irrational. And if you start your project with the idea, that it will be a fiasco, what kind of result, do you think you will get? So better not be doing anything instead.
Not challenging enough – this is another excuse often given by those who are looking for a way out of getting something done. This excuse is usually portrayed and explained in an extensive manner, where the simplicity of the task is taken to be necessary and beneath the individual attention.
I don’t know where to start — it may happen that you feel there are too many things. You don’t know where to start, what to do first, and in what order to do things. Well, in fact, you do, but you don’t know you know, so to speak. This might be bounding in a weak organization or in too little self-confidence (or both!). It can be assessed.
Not feeling like it – this is actually plain and simple laziness, but it will not be acknowledge as such by the individual. Falling back on this excuse, the individual will try all means to avoid doing the particular task assigned, but basically the underlying goal to be achieved, would be to simply not to what is expected.
Cannot be forced – eventually when all else fails, the individual usually resorts to this argument, whereby some level of hostility is injected into the situation, in which the rebellious display expects to garner the results of not having to get the task done. If used often enough this aggressive behavior, can have even more damaging results, as the individual learn to rely on this negative element to get out of doing things.
There are, of course, a lot of other reasons, but they will most of the time be related to the reasons above.
So what should you do about that?
Many things: You can get yourself a coach to help you, find a therapist, you can read some articles and follow different programs to help you out. You can find this advice many places on the net. For example, right here!
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