Procrastination Lie #1: “I’ll do this tomorrow/later.” (Or “I have no time” or “I’m too busy”)
How many of us say this to ourselves? “I’ll do this tomorrow/later” is the most comment we make toward our weightiest goals/dreams. And then tomorrow comes, and we forget about said goals altogether. Before we know it, one year has gone by without any progress made.
This was what I realized in 2007, one year into my job. In 2006, I already knew that my passion was in personal development, and that I was going to pursue it at one …show more content…
When it comes to low-important tasks, it’s actually better to leave them to the last minute. This way, you can limit the time you spend on the task, as opposed to letting perfectionism get the better of you. Even if you don’t have sufficient time to do it perfectly, it’s okay since the task is of low importance. The amount of time/effort you spend on a task should equate with its importance, and if it’s a low-importance task, there’s no need to spend too much time on it. (This is what I call “purposeful procrastination,” a concept I will teach in my upcoming run of Anti-Procrastination Course.)
Fact: Leaving things to the last minute creates a lot of invisible costs. If there’s a goal/task that is important to you, it pays (significantly) to do it earlier than later. So, if you’re procrastinating on your biggest goals and dreams, it’s time to stop and make them your priority instead.
Procrastination Lie #3: “Delaying this by a day/week won’t change