Procrastination: What it is, What it Does, and How to Fight it

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Essay #: 056723
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The beginning:
Procrastination: What it is, What it Does, and How to Fight it
Introduction
This paper explores the common problem of procrastination – basically, putting off problematic or arduous tasks for later when doing them now would be preferable – and discusses what it is, what it does to people, and how people can fight procrastination. In the end, procrastination is a delaying process in which people illogically put off things that need their attention now; the end result is that they make their lives more complicated and hurt themselves (and potentially others) in the process. At the same time, procrastination appears to mask a basic unwillingness to confront uncomfortable truths that need to be confronted. Beyond that, procrastination does not...
The end:
.....ust ten minutes before "examining" anything else.
Keep in mind the Basic Physics Theorem of Fighting Procrastination:
NEWTON'S LAW
A BODY AT REST STAYS AT REST,A BODY IN MOTION STAYS IN MOTION
So…GET STARTED NOW!
NOW!
That's right, this edict includes perusing this page. Close this window, leave my site and try working on the project you've been avoiding THIS MINUTE!
(If you wish, you can return to my words of wisdom after a tolerable ten.)
By the way, I have many additional, procrastination-busting tips that I present in newsletters, tele-workshops and my coaching practice. These include ways to:
Go Public
Create Contingencies
Mind Your Mental Attitude
Chop and Nibble
Hole Punch It
Do the Worst First
Warm Up and Switch
Fight Fire With Fire