The Truth About Procrastination (And How To Deal With It)
Most of us struggle with procrastination at times, and the way we procrastinate is different for each person. The ‘better’ we are at it, the more likely we’ve come up with ways of procrastinating that can be rationalized. For me, I was a master at researching instead of doing what was truly important. I’d gather data long past the point at which it was providing any actual value, telling myself I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss any information. Eventually, I came to understand the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) and did an audit of past situations where I’d spent lots of time doing research. The conclusion? I’d never had a circumstance where even the last 25% of research I’d done actually added any value. Oops.
Why do we procrastinate? Watch the video below.
Originally published at Steve McCready, MA, Mental Game Coach for Entrepreneurs.