Procrastinators, if you are one yourself, then you know the pain and stress that comes when you’re putting decisions off? I have met many great people who run businesses and organisations, unfortunately, they do suffer from procrastination which makes things exceedingly difficult for people who either work for them or who are maybe volunteer helpers.
Procrastinators have the desire to accomplish something, but sometimes lack the motivation or drive to accomplish the task. Fortunately, overcoming your procrastination is easy to do when you put your mind to it. Many persuade themselves that they have good reasons for delaying getting on with what they must do.
So, once you have got into that victim mindset, you may not realise that what you are doing is procrastinating, and that it’s up to you to overcome it. Procrastination is as tempting as it is harmful. If you have recognised a tendency to procrastinate within yourself, you need to figure out why. Perhaps you are afraid of failing? (Or perhaps you are afraid of becoming successful!)
Once you know why you procrastinate then you can plan to get out of this stressful situation. Reward yourself for getting jobs done and remind yourself regularly of the profound consequences of not doing those tasks you love to avoid! It is stressful. It is highly damaging to your productivity and is often deeply frustrating for your colleagues to deal with. The first step in beating it is to recognise that you are doing it.