Updated: Feb 25
For me, procrastination is a form of self-sabotage. It does not do us ANY good. It can provoke feelings of guilt, stress or even self-hatred depending on the severity of the task that is procrastinated or the damaging consequences.
As a teacher, I see a lot of students procrastinate and a lot who do not procrastinate. Without a shadow of a doubt, the non-procrastinators seem to experience a lot more happiness in their lives than the procrastinators.
5 Cures To Procrastination
1. Rebel against laziness!
Don't forget for one second that you are in charge of the life you hope to have. What you are choosing to do or not to do today will have an impact on your future.
2. Rebel against the lack of motivation!
Time waits for no one. You will NEVER get that last second back. Do whatever it takes to maximize your potential. Why? You are worth it!!
3. Rebel against perfectionism!
Last time I checked, I don't walk on water. I'm so NOT perfect and that's perfectly okay! Perfectionism can paralyze us and lead to a life of procrastination. Not good. Just get started and improve bit by bit.
4. Rebel against the crowd!
Sometimes, our peers, friends, etc. think it's cool to not do things which will move us ahead in our lives. Let them live that way, but not you. You have hopes and dreams to capture. Go capture them!
5. Rebel against the ordinary!
Got some news for you. You were not born to be ordinary. No way! You, just like me have potential. One of the greatest waste on the planet is the act of being ungrateful toward your amazing potential and settling for being ordinary or average. I've heard it said that "average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best." You have one AMAZING life. Take charge of it and crush it!
I know life has a lot of ups and downs. I get that life can be hard, my father was murdered, I was homeless for a while,
out of no where I got stage 2 melanoma. But keep moving forward with me. Together we can go and grow!