Eliminate Procrastination By Asking Two Incredibly Simple Questions

Rosie L
Rosie L
Jun 12, 2018 · 5 min read
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Procrastination. The ultimate problem in a society obsessed with productivity and achievement.


Laziness and ineptitude have nothing to do with it, which is why we can reframe procrastination with two simple questions:

If there’s no answer to those two question, it can be a sign that this isn’t worth doing.


When I catch myself procrastinating, I take it as a positive opportunity to reassess what I’m doing.


On the micro scale, when a single task is being put off, moving the consequences to the present is an effective way to get it done.


But on the macro scale, when we find ourselves struggling to do anything, the real answer is to find the necessary sense of purpose.

Procrastination is not a sign of laziness or any sort of negative character trait.


We can stop seeing procrastination as a sign of weakness and start recognizing its significance.

Procrastination is an intervention staged by your brain.

Some part of you is not buying the current plan.

Some part of you wants a bigger goal, a different direction, a fresh purpose. Listen to it.

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Rosie L

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Rosie L

Content strategist @ Farnam Street by day. Essays here by night. London. Freelance enquiries/ say hi: rosieleizrowice.com

The Post-Grad Survival Guide

Medium’s Millennial Work, Money and Life Advice Publication. We discuss our post-grad blues, successes, failures, and everyday life right here. Featuring topics related to work, relationships, travel, finances, and so much more.

Rosie L

Written by

Rosie L

Content strategist @ Farnam Street by day. Essays here by night. London. Freelance enquiries/ say hi: rosieleizrowice.com

The Post-Grad Survival Guide

Medium’s Millennial Work, Money and Life Advice Publication. We discuss our post-grad blues, successes, failures, and everyday life right here. Featuring topics related to work, relationships, travel, finances, and so much more.

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