Confessions of a Procrastinator

In yesterday’s post, Do Something Great Today I talked about getting things done and how people work differently.  What that really comes down to is procrastination.    The word procrastination means “the act of delaying or postponing something.”    What I described as my work style yesterday was my “procrastination” to get started on things and delaying them until the last possible minute.    It is a habit that I have had as long as I can remember.  Cramming for tests the night before, writing a paper at the last minute, leaving for an appointment at just the right time to pull up exactly on time.   Does this sound familiar to any of you?

Most of the time it works out for me.  But when it doesn’t, of course, I get mad at myself for not leaving extra time for things like traffic or weather!  It certainly isn’t my intention to make other people wait for me either.   I really do feel bad when I am late.  It isn’t that I want to be late, I just want to be right on time.

I have friends who are extremely organized and actually leave ahead of time to get to places.  What??  Why would I do that when I can spend 10 more minutes doing something else?   The truth is I am just not wired to do things that way.  Packing early for a trip takes away the excitement of going on the trip for me.   Even writing this blog is something that I would love to do early, but I get inspiration the night before and that is the blog that you see in your inbox every morning.

I have attached a link to a really funny TED Talk about procrastination from Tim Urban.  Yes, I just stumbled upon it tonight as any good little procrastinator would.   It sums up how procrastinators think and why they do what they do.  I thought it was pretty funny since it was talking about someone like me.  I wanted to share it in case you are a procrastinator and for those who aren’t, it will provide a little insight.   Tim even states that he thinks “everyone procrastinates” on something in their lives.  Do you think that is true for you?

Here is the link to the TED Talk: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator by Tim Urban.   It is only about 14 minutes in length, take the time to watch and learn.

***One thing that I want to make sure that you don’t procrastinate on is the signup for the Re-VISION Program.  This program will help you get your 2017 year off to the right start and you will achieve the things that you have been thinking about or procrastinating on. 🙂    The discount for early sign-up ends today, so please don’t miss it!

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