5 Signs you are procrastinating BY SELINA JOHNSON
here is nothing worse than unfinished projects, our to-do-lists stacking up, feeling stuck and putting off that unpleasant task at work. But when we procrastinate on a regular basis and its forms a habit, this raises a larger problem. Millions of us struggle to get things done, research
Are you a procrastinator or doer? Let’s go through the signs of procrastination and how to defeat them. 1. DISTRACTIONS If you have set yourself unrealistic goals, you are setting yourself up to fail in the dangerous realm of
“ARE YOU A PROCRASTINATOR OR A DOER?” by Dr. Joseph Ferrarishows that 20 percent of U.S. men and women are chronic procrastinators. The definition of procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. How do successful people stay focused and achieve results? High achievers are able to fight procrastination because they do the things they fear. They have learnt to leverage long-term vision to endure short-term sacrifice. As Martin Luther King, Jr stated ‘you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step’.
dragging your feet. The best way to organise your working day is to focus on three main tasks per day, these tasks are going to help move the business forward. Anything else should be delegated or automated. Leaving yourself free to really focus on high leverage tasks. You can also minimise interruptions such as email notifications, social media alerts so that you are not distracted when you are working in genius mode. 2. LACK OF SELF-DISCIPLINE It can be a battle at times to do the things we know we should be doing even when we don’t feel like doing them.
The strategy here is instead of asking yourself is this possible, can I do it, should I do it. Shift your thinking to say how can I do this, how can achieve this, how would it be possible, what will it take? This is the moment where you transcend all the limitations. Andy Andrews definition of self-discipline is that selfdiscipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have. 3. LACK OF VISION As a Business Support Expert, I often hear people say they lack self-discipline. It may be struggling with weight, sales, finances or keeping on top of day-to-day activities. Often this drills down to a lack of vision rather than lack of self-discipline.If you do not have a clear enough picture of what you want in life, there is no reason to make the sacrifices. The action here is to spend time clearing and clarifying your vision. Review the questions below and take 10 minutes to reflect and write