By Chief K.Masimba
Procrastination sucks for a simple reason: it stops you from fulfilling the visions of your spirit. It steals your opportunities and dumps them into the annals of time and space. It is certainly the proverbial “thief in the night.”
According to Psychology Today, everyone procrastinate sometimes, but 20 percent of people are true procrastinators.
“They consistently avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions, which, unfortunately, are increasingly available. Procrastination in large part reflects our difficulty in regulating emotions and to accurately predict how we will feel tomorrow, or the next day,” says the journal, adding that procrastination can cost you money.
The sad thing is that you’re usually a willing participant in procrastinating doing things. According to Wikipedia, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.
According to blogger, Geoff Talbot, the “… solution to procrastination is to simply “choose productivity” and to get moving; otherwise we’ll spend the rest of our lives thinking about how to stop procrastinating.”
Talbot posits that the most important thing is not to question why you’re procrastinating but to actually find a solution to the problem.
After all, procrastinating behaviour is counterproductive, needless, and delaying. It needs to be nipped in the bud. If not addressed, it may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments.
If you want to kill procrastination, you’ve to be strategic about it; its not something that you simply wish for.