We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.
Action steps -
- Identify what you are procrastinating.
- Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason why to do it.
- Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.
"Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started."
-- David Allen