At some point in our lives, we all go through procrastination. Procrastination, not only puts you in an undesirable situation, but it also destroys you from achieving your potential in life. People, when start participating in a rat-race, are the ones mostly suffer from procrastination.
There are three basic steps that I found to help overcome procrastination:
- Analyzing your workload, either professional or personal, and make a chart of all activities that you perform on a daily basis. Be as detailed, but as distinct as you can be, so you can pinpoint the nature of each task.
- Once you are done with identifying the daily tasks, associate your passion with each of them on a scale of 1-10, 10 being most passionate.
- Analyze the data to identify if you have your heart in the activities that you perform. For any tasks, where your passion level is seven or below, eliminate them tasks from your daily routine by either delegating them to someone else or eliminating.
Procrastination comes from the negative energy that we get by performing the tasks that we are not passionate about. We may be passionate about the overall goal, but not necessarily for every task that need to performed. It is essential for us to identify those tasks and eliminate them from our routine, so we perform at our potential and nothing less than what we strive to achieve at work or in our personal lives.