Saturday, May 22, 2010

Is procrastination curable?

I got the following message in my inbox this week. It spoke volumes to me. I think I must be THE biggest procrastinator of all time. I thought it had some good points I would share. THEN I found the cartoons online and KNEW I had to share them. Maybe it will help you to not put off until tomorrow what you can and SHOULD do today! I can attest to the fact that sometimes procrastination cost you a LOT more money and heartache than if you had just done what you needed to do when you needed to do it. Don't fall into the trap. I am going to work on not procrastinating anymore...but maybe not until tomorrow...LOL....(that WAS a joke!! hehe)

You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

Is procrastination curable?
Procrastination. Putting off until tomorrow what you could do today. Is there a more counterproductive habit? It causes more stress and anxiety than the Grinch in December. Procrastination solves nothing and usually makes things worse. It piles up unfinished business and preoccupies the dark corners of your brain. You hope the pile will disappear but for some reason it doesn't. The worst part is that once we put off things we'd rather not do, we start to delay the fun stuff as well. How many times have you said "no" to an opportunity because you had to take care of something you put off earlier? How many lost opportunities can you accept? Let's make action a habit instead. Tomorrow, focus on your toughest hurdle first. Get just that one thing out of the way and enjoy the rest of the day. Be firm and don't let yourself off the hook. After all, it's not going away. Follow that one strategy and you'll be surprised how the momentum carries through the rest of the day. Do it no


Anonymous said...

Procrastination is a disease in our family, so believe me, you're not the biggest procrastinator! With that said, I'm now going to take care of something I told myself I HAD to do this weekend! :)

Cortney said...

I am so going to do that. Tomorrow I am going to tackle my toughest hurdle first! Well, right after I work. :) I like this. I like this post very very much.

Kristina said...

Oh man love your procrastination post, I am a HUGE procrastinator!!
It's awful!