I would like to define procrastination as setting aside goals one is committed to for no valid reason; and embracing other less important matters. Therefore, important goals are shifted to a future time and date that never seem to come.
Some major goals suffer setbacks when we procrastinate.
We put off things of importance feeling a temporary relief because we want to avoid discomfort.
Many things hit the unrealised goals when we delay and push things forward to an unrealistic time.
That moment when I squander my time sitting down and remember history – the past with a nostalgic feeling.
Sitting down whining and believing that I cannot do it.
At that time when I put off household chores, engage in pleasurable tasks like movies, surfing the internet for hours, sleeping, day-dreaming, with a total disregard for very urgent tasks, I let other important things suffer delay.
That time when I forget that there is work to be done. I mean real work that are pushed aside for frivolous activities. I squander the time for self-development. I fail to meet deadlines with job applications, research or even reading. I fail to pay the bills, I end up not connecting with the real people that matter more in my life. I put off starting an exercise routine and the list goes on.
Due to the temporary relief of the moment, I forget the long term reward of tackling issues at the right time. Then self-accusations and the feeling of guilt eat me up for my inactions and delay.
Today, I urge you to kindly analyse your behaviour if you identify any of these traits in you. Then ask yourself where you are headed to in the future if you carry on like this.
Begin to do less of those unprofitable activities and engage more on those ventures that take you nearer to your goals.
Schedule your time properly and adhere to it.
In essence, be more committed and more responsible.
Dare to change your procrastinating pattern.
Accept discomfort now and enjoy comfort tomorrow.
Peace and Love!
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