Getting to Now: How to Beat the Procrastination Habit

Like many people, I have an issue with procrastination, mind you it has become better in recent years, but it still exists. There are very few things I want to do right away, and that has lead me to taking on more than I can handle, or missing out on some great opportunities.

Over on Get Rich Slowly, there are some tips on beating the procrastination habit, and that really is what procrastinating boils down to: a habit.

From the article:

I am a procrastinator. I always have been. It’s a character flaw, and I admit it. I’ve tried all sorts of things to beat the habit — Getting Things Done, e-mail reminders, dozens of list systems — but the only thing that seems to work is to:
Do it now.

This is blindingly obvious, I know, but many people lose sight of this fundamental skill. It’s not that we don’t know that we should do things now; it’s that we’ve forgotten how.

Some great tips in the post, just don’t put off reading them.

Originally posted on March 15, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

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