I love this blog from Pete about procrastination.
I reckon there are three primary reasons why we procrastinate, and three things to look at if you want to stop. But even before we get there – stop beating yourself up about it.
Procrastination is natural – we evolved to take our rest when we can get it. As Josh Kaufman says, laziness is a feature, not a bug. So ease up on yourself. So – the three reasons we procrastinate:
Next time you find yourself procrastinating, turn down the internal chatter that’s telling you how much you suck, and ask yourself which of these three reasons is behind it.
In the early days of growing my bookkeeping business I found I procrastinated when I had to have, what I thought, was going to be a difficult conversation with a client. It might have been about putting up my prices or replacing myself with another bookkeeper. I was worried that they might get angry or sack me. What I found though was that the way I imagined the conversation was nothing like what happened in reality. And each time I had a “win” it gave me more confidence and more courage. Very empowering. What are you procrastinating about?
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