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Knocking Out Procrastination

"I know what to do. I recognize the benefits of doing it. I understand the negative consequences of not doing it. I have the competence and resources to do it. But I still don't do it."

I am sure you will agree with me that we all encounter postponements that keep us from doing what is critical for our success. We cannot always control what happens to us but we can always exercise control over how it will impact us. We do not have to let delays defeat us. We don't have to give into these energy suckers and become a victim of procrastination.

Why should we leave ourselves at the mercy of 'The Guilt of the Incomplete'? But first the question arises, why do we do that?

Before we discover a treatment for this universal disease, 'procrastination', let us look at some of the reasons behind it.

  1. After acquiring all the tools, techniques and strategies, why do people not put into use what they know? Why do people choose inaction instead of taking action? We have identified some psychological fears. These fears suppress your inventiveness; your talents and resources remain hidden, undeveloped and untapped. These fears include:

    1. How would you recognize in yourself the symptoms of procrastination?

      • Filling your day with low priority tasks from your To Do list

      • Reading an e-mail more than once, without starting work on it

      • Starting work on a high-priority task, and almost immediately going off to make yourself a cup of coffee or check your e-mails

      • Leaving an item on your To Do list undone for a long time, even though you know it's important

      • Regularly saying 'Yes' and filling up your time with unimportant tasks
      Why you procrastinate can depend on both you and the task. They can often be reduced to two main reasons:

      1. You find the task unpleasant; or

      2. You find the task overwhelming
      Now that you know the symptoms and reasons for procrastinating, the question is how do you crush procrastination? How do you knock it out?

      The 'taal-matool' attitude or syndrome has the potential to negatively impact your results, success and even your entire life. I have created a strategy to defeat procrastination and build results faster.

      I call it the IMAN TECHNIQUE.

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      So, are you ready to act now?

      Copyright © 2011 Qaiser Abbas
      Qaiser Abbas is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, high-energy trainer and successful entrepreneur. He is the founder and Chief Inspiring Officer of Possibilities, a leading Management Training & Consulting Company, operating internationally with the head office in Pakistan. Some of his key clients include P&G, Motorola, Gillette, ORIX, OMV, Reckitt Benckiser, Mobilink, Coca Cola, FMC, Nokia-Siemens, ICI, Ufone and Unilever.

      Qaiser is a regular columnist in various nationwide magazines and newspapers and ranked among the best motivational writers of Pakistan.

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