3 Common Reasons Why People Fall Into Procrastination

There are many reasons why people procrastinate. I am a recovering procrastinator and I hope that through some of the blog posts here and my soon to be released ebook “Never Say Later” I can help others find ways to procrastinate less and enjoy life more.

Some people procrastinate without realizing that they are doing it while others are well aware yet do not do anything to stop it. We’ll be looking at some of the most common reasons as to why people procrastinate rather than doing the things they should be doing. Let’s look at some examples below:

The Fear Of Failure

Some of us treat failure as a stepping stone towards learning and success in life. Others have a different viewpoint on failure. It seems that failure has a devastating effect on most people, making them fall through the cracks and causing them to procrastinate instead. For a procrastinator, failure brings about lowered self-esteem and that results in procrastination. Although not all failures breed an unlikely future, once procrastinators fail to meet their goals in an attempt to succeed, they fall even deeper into procrastination ridding themselves of optimism and hope.

Others have a different viewpoint on failure. It seems that failure has a devastating effect on most people, making them fall through the cracks and causing them to procrastinate instead.For a procrastinator, failure brings about lowered self-esteem and that results in procrastination. Although not all failures breed an unlikely future, once procrastinators fail to meet their goals in an attempt to succeed, they fall even deeper into procrastination ridding themselves of optimism and hope.

For a procrastinator, failure brings lowered self-esteem and it results in more procrastination. Not all failures breed unlikely future. Once procrastinators fail to meet their goals in an attempt to succeed, they fall even deeper into procrastination ridding themselves of optimism and hope.

The Horrors Of Success

Yes, you read it right. The horrors of success. Unlike normal thinking individuals, some procrastinators have the fear of both failure and success. To these people, success only brings even more responsibility and pressure. So much pressure that the next time they do something they tend to think that it takes too much of them and they fear that they may not make the cut anymore.

Resistance

You often see people that are not persuaded by any sort of negotiation even when the terms are already in their favor. These rebellious procrastinators are common in society. They deliberately delay tasks, impede protocol, defy standards, and fail to meet expectations. Rebellious procrastination can be done by anyone, especially if they feel they are oppressed in some way and that the odds are against them.

The reason for procrastination varies for every individual. The exact reason for each person might not be directly pointed out because some of those reasons have underlying causes that could have rooted deeper than an average procrastinator. On the other hand, the reasons stated above are among the most commonly seen reasons of why people procrastinate.Avoiding this kind of behavior is never an easy task. It often involves an overhaul of personal behavior and outlook in life. If in case you find yourself procrastinating or chronically doing so, evaluate yourself, seek the help of a professional if you may. This problem is not to be taken lightly as it may cost you your whole career and rob you of the life that you could have had.

Avoiding this kind of behavior is never an easy task. It often involves an overhaul of personal behavior and outlook in life. If you find yourself procrastinating or chronically doing so, evaluate yourself, you may want to seek the help of a professional.This problem is not to be taken lightly as it may cost you your whole career and rob you of the life that you could have had.

How Do You Kick the Procrastination Habit?

If you are like many other procrastinators and me, often you don’t even realize you are procrastinating. To help combat this, I took the advice of a great mentor and started making a daily journal of my daily activities and what I really accomplished during the day. Doing this helped me see the many ways I procrastinate and over time I have become better at recognizing the procrastination behavior and stopping it in its tracks.

 

I challenge you to keep a journal for a week. It doesn’t have to be fancy and it is just for you. It may help you see more procrastination in your day than you expected.

What causes you to procrastinate?

What have you done to overcome procrastination?

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