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Make Procrastination Your Best Ally to Become More Productive Than 99% of People

Procrastination can be useful if you know how to use it.

Sylvain Saurel
Apr 16 · 6 min read

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”― Abraham Lincoln

Procrastination is the bad tendency to put off until tomorrow what you absolutely must do today. You must have already given in to this bad habit at least once in your life.

You want to progress, since you are interested in personal development. Your goal is to improve yourself over time in order to achieve your goals.

As a result, you have learned that procrastination is a bad thing, and you do your best not to give in to it. You’re doing the best you can, but there are days when there’s not much point in struggling.

Undergone Procrastination Is Your Greatest Enemy

It’s Monday. The week’s starting, and you’ve had a great weekend. The weather was fine, and you took the opportunity to spend some time at the beach with your loved ones. You still have a lot of memories in your head.

As you start a new week, you’re struggling to motivate yourself to get back on track.

There are difficult tasks ahead of you that you have to accomplish. It’s not what you want to do at this particular time, but it’s what you have to do. Unfortunately, you are not in a psychological state to tackle what is at that moment a mountain to you.

Little by little, these tasks will become mountains that you will no longer be able to climb.

The problem with procrastination is that if you do nothing, you do not rest mentally. You spend your time thinking about what you should be doing, but what you are not doing. You get mentally tired and nervous in reality.

Chosen Procrastination Is Your Greatest Ally

In contrast to the procrastination undergone, you should know that there is such a thing as chosen procrastination. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this term before. Yet, this is how I feel the kind of procrastination I am about to tell you about.

It’s all right for you. You’re motivated. You’ve attacked the week by working on your most complex tasks.

It’s Tuesday evening, and you’re feeling a little tired. You feel that Wednesday might be a difficult day for you. To prepare for this, you decide to go to bed early. Getting a good night’s sleep helps to rest your head and body.

You could also take a step back, and make an amazing choice that will pay off in the long run: that of chosen procrastination.

You will consciously decide to postpone your tasks to the next day rather than spend your day exhausting yourself when you feel you are not at 100% of your potential.

At first glance, this procrastination day may seem like a waste of time.

When you arrive home on Wednesday evening, you will feel an urge to work and to complete the tasks that you consciously left out that morning.

Making Procrastination Your Ally Will Make You More Productive Than 99% of People

Procrastination can be a threat or an advantage. It all depends on how you use it. If you are able to follow my advice by using procrastination to your advantage for recharging your batteries when you need it, you will be able to be more productive than 99% of people.

You will more productive than the majority of people because those who want to be productive make very often the mistake of never taking breaks to recharge their batteries.

By avoiding this mistake, and by knowingly choosing specific times to procrastinate, you’ll be able to keep your motivation high throughout your journey to success.

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
— Marthe Troly-Curtin

A chosen moment of procrastination that you will enjoy is therefore never really lost.

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