Imagine a world where procrastination doesn't exist.
People won’t feel stressed, overwhelmed or upset just by looking at their tasks for the day. No one would complain about, analyze, fear or put off what needs to be done. They will just do it. By simply starting, being focused, doing a small part of it, and then the next one.
Then, many more people would be successful. Many books would have been finished and published. Many goals would have been achieved and dreams - come true.
But that’s not the world we live in. Although it might be.
We let procrastination - the desire to do anything else but the important task in front of us - control us.
It leads us to dark places, where we feel hopeless. We turn to distractions, face fear and anxiety, we don’t feel happy, we think and analyze too much and never feel accomplished.
We put things off for later. But later becomes never. And things don’t get done.
But if we really understand what’s going on when we try to start working on a task, we’ll see that it’s not procrastination itself, but other elements.
Like worrying about not having enough time to complete it, not being ready, or thinking we’re not good enough to do that. Having many others things to do, not being sure if it’s that important, not knowing where to start or what to do, not being sure if now is the right time, etc.
These are all excuses our mind comes up with. And they’re an illusion.
But if we eliminate them, all that is left will be us and the task. And when nothing can stop us from doing it, we’ll just start.
In this book I’ll analyze each of the reasons why we procrastinate. I’ll define the problem and offer a solution.
You’ll recognize what makes you procrastinate once you get to the right chapter. And then you can simply follow the advice. It’s all about little changes in our mindset, realizing some important things and taking the first step towards being more productive.