Speaking Point: There are so many possibilities for distraction in today's world, that if you are someone who procrastinates, well you are in luck.
It used to be that it was so very obvious when someone was "blowing off" a task because they would find something so blatant to do that looked and felt unproductive to everyone and anyone noticing.
Today, well, the professional procrastinator has so many wonderful alternatives to the job at hand.
Activities like emails, Facebook, Google and any internet activity can somehow have enough of a rationale connected to the activity that it may just pass for a credible story as to why you aren't doing what you need to be doing.
The top "time wasters" such as: Facebook, Gaming, Emails, Shopping, Eating, Coffee Breaks, all can be major d
Speaking Point: With the 24/7 news media cycle, and pop ups and alerts coming directly to us through every device we have, it becomes easier and easier to put aside what we are doing and focus on something else. Something that feels credible.
Speaking Point: But procrastination is procrastination, and it never really turns out well. Why? Because procrastination is rooted in fear and the intention to avoid doing what you don't want to do.
Speaking Point: I tell young adults all the time that the true secret to success in life is to "embrace the things in life you want to avoid...and do them well." This of course is the opposite of procrastination.
Speaking Point: Procrastination is addictive and becomes a huge battle for many people. The more you avoid, the larger the task becomes that you are avoiding. The more you procrastinate, the deeper and deeper in a hole you become. The more you procrastinate, the more you feel the stress of your avoidance and the possible negative consequences that may result.
Speaking Point: So, it doesn't matter if in today's world, we have more "good excuses" for why we are avoiding doing what we need to be doing. They are still excuses, we are still avoiding, and we are not taking leadership of our lives.
Speaking Point: So...Is there such a thing as "Good Procrastination?" Well...I just received an alert on my computer...Can I get back to you later?