Procrastination: Does It Affect You?

Do you procrastinate?

I do, usually on Fridays. It’s not an entirely bad thing.

For example, there is the type of procrastination that puts off the the dull little things, like accounting, because your mind is occupied by much bigger, more interesting problems. Like strategy. Some also forget to comb their hair. Or get dressed. Not so disadvantageous at home, but can be less well accepted in busy office situations. Or when visiting clients.

What do you do to overcome it? Do we really want to? Staying focused on what you need to do can be pretty difficult sometimes.

I came across a good article on same:

“When I talk to people who’ve managed to make themselves work on big things, I find that all blow off errands, and all feel guilty about it. I don’t think they should feel guilty. There’s more to do than anyone could. So someone doing the best work they can is inevitably going to leave a lot of errands undone. It seems a mistake to feel bad about that.

I think the way to “solve” the problem of procrastination is to let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you. Work on an ambitious project you really enjoy, and sail as close to the wind as you can, and you’ll leave the right things undone.”

There’s one important thing I forgot to do, but I’m doing it now. A good friend of mine, Sophie Wegat, has started a blog. She blogs on web design issues. Sophie was a big help to me, doing design and offering encouragement, so here’s some encouragement back.

Keep up the good work, Sophie. Your blog is on my daily reading list….

  1. SophieWSophieW11-02-2006

    Thank you Peter, very nice of you. Of course the feeling is mutual. 🙂

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo11-05-2006

    🙂

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