Procrastination comes from lack of motivation, lack of discipline, poor management habits, lack of skill or seeking perfection. I thought to myself in reality they are just excuses for nonperformance. I realized also that my work does not need to be perfect. So I recruited my wife to write my thoughts for me. Even though she is not a professional writer she is better than me. In the book "Eat the Frog", Brian Tracy teaches how to overcome procrastination, and affirms that the #1 reason for failure is Procrastination.
One must find the motivation within them to accomplish what they set as a goal for that day. Make a list of items you need to finish in one day and prioritize with the most difficult first. Set time aside with zero distractions and focus. Repeat, repeat and repeat the process until high performance is achieved. My goal was to start on September 1, 2012 a blog. I did do the writing in my notebook but my wife was not available. Oh well, can’t control everything! Here we are September 10, 2012 and our first blog is out.
I would like to talk about why Procrastination was an important subject for me. I am in the process of restructuring and developing a new path and strategy for our company. I had to reflect on failures of the past and some were due to procrastination. Waiting too long to implement a change; waiting too long to get rid of a bad apple in the company; waiting too long to get rid of a location; etc. etc…..
I am writing about Procrastination in order to help myself and encourage others to break the fear of just doing! I am a Latino, with a very heavy accent, dyslexic, and speech issues and have decided as one my goals is to write a book, I Love Failure. I am no longer waiting for a solution to my problems, because they will never go away, but I needed to find a way to work around them. Once I realized I did not have to have the perfect English or the perfect writer, (sorry wife), I can start!