I wrote an article for the StepCase LifeHack website on the topic of procrastination after getting a bit pissed that the word was getting a bad name!
(If you read the article by clicking at the link below you’ll get the lame joke that I just made.)
It’s a serious article, however, on a problem that I think afflicts professionals from White to Green belt levels alike — being hobbled by what they call procrastination.
After writing it, however, it struck me that I missed one tiny point.
What I didn’t mention are those people who make indefinite commitments without due dates, and instead make vague promises to themselves to do something in the future. The thing never gets done as a result, or only after they think it “should” have been done.
This is also called “procrastination” but is it really?
I believe it’s also the same kind of mistake that I mention in the article… a real problem with the wrong label. A better label for this particular problem would be “habits that need to be changed.” In 2Time language, it might mean upgrading one’s skills in 3 fundamental disciplines: Capturing, Emptying and Scheduling.
This would solve the problem of putting off vague promises indefinitely.
But how do we get over the problem that has so many saying: “I procrastinate too much!” ?
The answer is over at the Stepcase Lifehack website in my new article — Click here to read “Procrastination — NOT a Problem.”
P.S. Sorry for the gap in posts — I have been working hard on MyTimeDesign 2.0 for its January release, and I also moved homes here in Kingston. Doing both made me procrastinate… in the good way!