Procrastination Kills

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What do you think of the statement below?


Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder. Such procrastinators may have difficulty seeking support due to social stigma and the belief that task-aversion is caused by laziness, low willpower or low ambition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    I agree with your statement. The only time I have a procrastination problem is when I do not get enough quality sleep. Otherwise my daily to do list seems to get me in the action mode.
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  • Profile picture of the author @i
    I'm the biggest procrastinator right now but i don't think its going to kill me, procrastination is a physiologic issue though so your statement will be true im sure. With me I just think its laziness and being uninspired
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    I agree with Noel's statement on the evils of procrastination.

    I experience two types (or two levels) of procrastination:

    First, the kind where I don't want to start a project or a task so I get VERY busy doing lots of other things first! I end up being productive, but I really should be starting that project or task.

    Second (this is the bad one): I can't get motivated to start the project or task, but it weighs heavy on my mind and distracts me, so then I can't get focused on getting ANYthing productive done. It's the kind of procrastination that totally blocks my progress. That's the worst kind of procrastination.

    Fortunately, I do not experience chronic procrastination and most of the time I can get and keep myself focused, active and productive.

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author Bayo
    I think it's one person's take on the issue of procrastination.

    What it means for people differs from one person to another in different areas...more severe for some than others.

    BAYO

    "Procrastination is the fear of success." - Denis Wheatley
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  • Profile picture of the author NashRyker
    A big enough dream or burning desire will overcome any procrastination problems. Procrastination stops as soon as the pain or discomfort from it's consequences grows severe enough to compel the person to make a change.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    That's a great statement, except it only highlights the problem without mentioning the solution. It looks like Nash touched upon the solution. Acting because of pain and discomfort cause people to act. Stopping procrastination also generally requires one or more of four ingredients:

    1. Fear - fear that you will lose something
    2. Urgency - something has to be done right now
    3. Greed - everyone else has it, so you have to have it too
    4. Indifference - you want to prove someone wrong because they think you can't do it
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  • What is this underlying physiological disorder you speak of? :0 You have 1 day to respond, don't wait till the last minute .
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    I think if procrastination literally killed, I would be long gone by now :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by Noel 100K View Post

    What do you think of the statement below?



    Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder. Such procrastinators may have difficulty seeking support due to social stigma and the belief that task-aversion is caused by laziness, low willpower or low ambition.
    I'll tell you later.
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    • Profile picture of the author rundmc56
      Procrastination extinguishes your life little by little
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  • Profile picture of the author ramcon
    Its just a lame excuse. Be motivated by the people that loves and cares about you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    I just downloaded Eben Pagan's, "The Art Of Entrepreneurial Productivity." Definitely some golden nuggets within the 22 page PDF document and accompanying video.

    He talks about making a vision board and categorizing your work to destroy procrastination and get BIG things done.

    You can download the free PDF and watch the video HERE (non-affiliate link)
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  • Profile picture of the author dancemaster
    sometime it the money that holds you back from doing what you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    Others have more serious issues with procrastination. Lack of motivation and purpose are one of the causes however there are others who think they still have enough time to get things done. Especially when they still have money and can still enjoy, they have this idea that working should only be done when it's needed. If they can still have fun, they would definitely make the most of it. It's not just about laziness though it's also a factor but how people perceive what life really is for them is a huge factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kayster13
    I believe that procrastination usually happens when we are trying to do something outside of our area of interest or talents. When we work within our gifts & passion it's easy to get going and stick with it to completion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Kuchel
    I think that procrastination comes from being overwhelmed with the task.

    A good thing I like to do when I'm doing some hardcore procrastination is ask myself this question:

    How can I get this done whilst enjoying the process?

    Then your mind will start coming up with fun and different ways to get your work done.

    Straight outta Tony Robbins there but it works well .
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  • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
    So true ... Procrastination is just a result of getting that spinning feeling. Either you are overwhelmed with a task or maybe just a lot of things at one time.

    The key is to step back, make note of what tasks need to be done, prioritize and concentrate on COMPLETING the tasks one at a time.

    You will find as the tasks get completes (even the smallest ones) you will get motivation to finish the rest. As things go on you will find that you changed your procrastination to ACTION in no time.

    Have a productive day all
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    • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
      Originally Posted by nicosuccess View Post

      So true ... Procrastination is just a result of getting that spinning feeling. Either you are overwhelmed with a task or maybe just a lot of things at one time.

      The key is to step back, make note of what tasks need to be done, prioritize and concentrate on COMPLETING the tasks one at a time.

      You will find as the tasks get completes (even the smallest ones) you will get motivation to finish the rest. As things go on you will find that you changed your procrastination to ACTION in no time.

      Have a productive day all
      I am nearer to here. There is need for priorities to avoid overwhelm

      Originally Posted by LastingLifeSuccess View Post

      Hi Noel 100K

      Let's face it. There is procrastination in ALL of us. That's what makes us so Large.

      To think we have the capacity to hold so many physical / emotional states whether or not we are their master is in itself uncanny. The very fact that we have these capacities, including procrastination, is splendid, remarkable, no less than human, wondrous without apology.

      "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!"

      Hamlet; Act II, Scene II
      W.S.

      Have a great life!

      LLS
      Great quote. with time we come around

      Originally Posted by Noel 100K View Post

      What do you think of the statement below?


      Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder. Such procrastinators may have difficulty seeking support due to social stigma and the belief that task-aversion is caused by laziness, low willpower or low ambition.
      Indeed procrastination is one BIG THIEF. Its robs man of alot (opportunity, time etc).There is need for care
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    This is very important that we recognize right away that we are procrastinating and find a way to deal with it. Other people procrastinate and even if they are aware of it, it's like they put it at the back of their minds let it stay there until they want to actually do something.
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  • Hi Noel 100K

    Let's face it. There is procrastination in ALL of us. That's what makes us so Large.

    To think we have the capacity to hold so many physical / emotional states whether or not we are their master is in itself uncanny. The very fact that we have these capacities, including procrastination, is splendid, remarkable, no less than human, wondrous without apology.

    "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!"

    Hamlet; Act II, Scene II
    W.S.

    Have a great life!

    LLS
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