Procrastination and Productivity, How it affects you?

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What is your idea on procrastination? How it affects your productivity? (Please share your idea base on your experience)
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Baker
    Procrastination as we know can and most of the time cause a lack of productivity and ultimately unwanted stress. Such factors can lead to inferior developments of products, since we are talking about the business side here. Basically if you do not enjoy what you are working on or doing you will always become worried of the outcomes of the final good / service. Also you may feel forced to rush through it.

    Simply put; Procrastination inhibits productivity; if you procrastinate about a task or job the task which was simple is become a task where you are forcing and pushing youself through it. This makes it take longer to complete than if you were completely focused with more of your energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    It also can lead to anxiety and stress as deadlines approach and you realize you are behind the 8 ball. Procrastination can be caused by overwhelm which only gets worse as deadlines near. I wrote an article about it awhile back as part of a marketing campaign and then decided to just post it in hopes it would help people. The last thing a procrastinator needs is another thing to read causing them more stress, so I decided not to enter the niche.
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  • IMO Procrastination and Productivity are complete polar opposites. They can not occupy the same space. I take a real hard line on this because if allowed I myself to I would sit in my den and watch TV all day.

    Procrastination does not simply affect productivity, it kills it. If you are procrastinating you are not being productive. Period. There is no in between. Don't confuse movement with action. However the same is true for productivity, nothing beats ol' procrastination down faster than productivity.
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  • Profile picture of the author zingo454
    The older I get the better I get at not procrastination it is my normal response to put things off.. I don't do it when it involves making money for some reason thought!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vogin
      After I read a presentation about procrastination, I realized what I was doing at times and I'm doing it anymore... simple.
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      • Profile picture of the author carlitosguico
        Procrastination, is when you sleep 10 hours a day and rush to complete your work on the deadline, adding more stress and headaches to find more resources to make it done.
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  • Profile picture of the author VcontentCreation
    Procrastination for me is.....a sick feeling. makes me feel sick. whenever i delay my work, i really feel sick by the end of the day.

    At any cost, please guys...never procrastinate!! It will slowly make you very sick and you will start losing your business...!! You will lose everything, once you start procrastinating.

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  • Profile picture of the author DukkyMan
    While procrastination is a bad thing, it has helped me learn something about myself. I've put off things till the last minute enough times in my life to now know that I work extremely well under pressure.

    Not trying to encourage procrastination, but sometimes putting yourself in a more urgent situation can actually help drive your concentration and make you more efficient with what your doing (at least for me).

    Now this only works for me with some things, basically writing, and I think I am helped out here because I'm good at writing, but being in a situation with a fast approaching deadline helps me focus and write better.
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  • Profile picture of the author OMYGOTTI
    I tend to procrastinate here and th4ere, i wish there was something to help me on this. I get bored easy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kappadona
      Procrastination is a habit you get into. I find that when I am working hard for more than 7 days in a row it becomes easy.
      The thing with procrastination is not allow it to get a foothold. The moment you think "maybe i can leave it till...." then you're in trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author minitg
    Procrastination is one of the most common causes of failure. "Old Man Procrastination" stands within the shadow of every human being, waiting his opportunity to spoil one's chances of success. Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

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  • Profile picture of the author 10 Pounds Slimmer
    I see procrastination and indecision as the worst enemies of productivity. To avoid them, instead being decisive and following through with action, is to make progress that you can appreciate as time goes by, eventually accomplishing your goals one by one.

    "To get throught the hardest journey you need only take one step at a time, but you must keep on stepping." - Chinese Proverb

    In my experience, the time is always now. You cannot act in the past; you cannot act in the future. You must act where you stand in order to make progress and attain what you desire.

    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellybriefworld
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    • Profile picture of the author JackBenson
      Procrastination is a killer. I think it stems from having too much going on, as well as a fear of failure or sometimes even a fear of success.

      It is easier to do nothing than actually get busy and produce a better life for yourself.

      I got over this by focusing on 1 single thing at a time. Pick a business model or strategy that you believe has the best chance to work for you and put everything into that. If it doesn't work, try something else, keep going until you find what works for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eric Nishio
        I was actually writing on this very topic in my upcoming report/book (which I will be giving out for free). Procrastination, for me, has been an escape from frustration. I was always bad at studying for exams in high school—or let me put it this way: I put off studying because the whole thought of it made me frustrated. So I took my mind off it by playing online games with friends to feel comfortable for the moment. But as we know, the feeling always flares up upon our return to reality.

        The best way that I've been able to resist procrastination has been by using a calendar to schedule all the important tasks where focus was most needed. I forgot who said it but having your tasks scheduled and organized keeps your mind from becoming bloated with stress and worries. When you have a clear schedule, you can focus on completing one task at a time, and not worry about deadlines and other (unscheduled) tasks. Just follow the schedule and things will go well.

        The remaining skill, of course, is to stick with the schedule. Clearing out distractions is important, but what you really need to develop is the ability to initiate and single-task. This means that first you need to get off your butt and start working on the task. It's much less bothersome to initiate when the task is clearly defined in your calendar. And the fastest way to finish the task and go to your favorite pastime is by focusing exclusively on completing your task. To discipline yourself, you can make a tally sheet for recording every instance when you were starting to lose focus, and work toward decreasing the score over time.
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      • Profile picture of the author minitg
        Originally Posted by JackBenson View Post

        Procrastination is a killer. I think it stems from having too much going on, as well as a fear of failure or sometimes even a fear of success.
        I agree with you JackBenson about Fear of Success holding us back. We want it so much, but then we are afraid of how to deal with it if it happens. This resides in our subconscious mind and impedes our progress.
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