How to manage chronic procrastination.

Now! What are we supposed to be doing now? In state, we have decided to read through this blog post. Please wait! I don’t mean that we close this website. Skimming is the reading through an article very fast, just to note down only, the most important points.

Here, procrastination is when we lie to ourselves. When we know very well that we should be giving attention to a piece of task, then we cheat ourselves that we would do it in the next minute, then next hour, then tomorrow which never comes, and eventually, the task left undone. Absolutely undone!

Sleeping Dog

Then we end up putting in a lot of energy at the deadline’s last minute with lots of guilt and shame to ourselves. This situation is a painful feeling to our minds and bodies. Note that we are not alone, we are very many and therefore we can help each other to manage this situation.

We all have good intentions. Want to be time conscious and use our brains. However, procrastination is such a nuisance that keeps on pulling us not to meet our key objectives. Our emotions, mental and spiritual relationships have a superb reflection towards getting up the ladder. Let us recap on what we are supposed to be doing now; The beauty of that work and then think of if we could do it this way; 

  • Break the task into manageable segments.
  • Start with the most enjoyable part of the assignments.
  • Avoid the siren song that causes destruction like pop-up ads in a web page.

Example: Here are the top footballers; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Barcelona and Juventus respectively. When they decide to take Argentina and Portugal to the top, they never give their feet chances to delay.

Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo

However, it doesn’t mean that there are no opponents between ‘the dead skin of an animal wounded to be called a ball under their feet’, and the goal posts. They act aggressively and professionally to confuse any man procrastinating in between the goal posts, makes a score, celebrate very fast then immediately get set for the next challenge. They have no time to regret.  They are specific and therefore know that all they need is to score a Go Out And Lead. Procrastination will always want to impose its symptoms by proving us not smart. I mean;

  • S – Specific
  • M – Measurable
  • A – Achievable
  • R – Realistic
  • T – Time bound

At some point of time, we must invite aspects of self-realization and compassionate. Let us get into the present. Let us look around and try to see everything around us. Great! Our sight is perfect. Let us listen the sounds around us. Wow! Our hearing is just amazing. Leave alone the rest of the five common senses for now.

Let us stand, then stretch our arms wide to open our chests, breathe in and out. Here we are. In present and aware of our environment. Of course positive! Being honest to ourselves by not pretending that all is well, will help us to justify time wasted.

Jot down what you are thinking. For a bigger thought, don’t worry. Segment it into manageable projects. Write down what you will be doing to tackle this project and the specific time:

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This will not only help us understand our present selves, but plan for our future selves. If our goals get to an end, then we are officially lost. Not complete but finished. However, there is a room for reinvention, innovation and renovation.

How to write down our thoughts;

  • Keep it short and simple.
  • Avoid technical terms
  • Don’t include the cost at the beginning
  • Follow the simplest pattern possible
  • Develop general problem
  • Present the plan as best solution to the prospecting problem.
  • Motivate ourselves Obamas slogan “Yes we can!”

Let us seek advice from people who can help us rise up. “If we never ask, we may never get”.

Our bodies, minds and souls are all connected to each other. Required is cooperation, collaboration, consultation, coordination, consensus and concurrency to proportionally function, perfectly fine in superb harmony with each other. When we congest your minds with accumulated tasks that were not attended to, then add new tasks, our bodies also get worried and end up developing complications that would cost us more resources to address.

Let us take action now in order to attain our future goals. Let us wake up just as we do on a smell of coffee.

Waking up on a cup of coffee

We must tackle pending assignments to pave way for prospecting hot deals. We ought to be honest to ourselves, remain disciplined, be focused and consistence. These can only be achieved by being self-supervised.

If we are in our twenties and thirties, then we have energy. We must take action by working hard, earning income and making savings for the future and retirement. We should invest to generate ROI. Some people invest in businesses, families, good health, and education just to name a few. At the older age people run acute shortage of energy. However, if we have enough money, we can be able to hire strong, energetic young men and women to do what we cannot not be able to do.

Imagine that we embraced procrastination and forgot to work during past time. Just imagine that at our retirement age, we have lost energy and don’t have money altogether. May be we ignored insurance (Jubilee) agencies who advised us on pension cover. Guess they were not very wrong, we only thought that there was next time to invest our time and energy in properties and capital market. Little did we know that we were procrastinating. We recall when we skimmed business magazine and pages in the newspapers, and never thought on how money can work for us in future. How comes we are so active that we stretch our hands to snooze the alarm so that we can extend our bedtime?

Where did this word procrastination come from and when will it leave us? The past has no explanation and the future can’t justify. We shall be happy when we timely work toward attaining our goals with sober minds. People with big names are our role model because they value every single minute of their lives. They are always working hard towards what they want;

Billionaire Bill Gates standing in a queue at a burger joint.

Jeff Beroz, Bill Gates, Bernard Arnault, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, Larry Page, Mukesh Ambani, Jim Walton, Alice Walton, Jack Ma and Charles Koch just to name a few.

Do it now, and be at peace.

The very best measures towards changing the world is by changing ourselves. This word ‘procrastination’ might be difficult to pronounce and therefore it should never describe state of our minds. May Peace prevail. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! “Procrastination is the thief of time.” by Edward Young.

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