Our lives have become increasingly complex. To help us get more done, we have more ways to communicate than ever before: face-to-face, phone, email, instant messaging, twitter, blogging, etc. We have more tools to get more done, but our energy is diminished after being pulled in a million directions. To get more done, why not flex your focusing muscle . . .
We all know what procrastination is, but do we know why we do it? Experts explain that procrastination is not as clear-cut as we believe. Sure it's easy to understand putting off washing the dishes and the laundry simply because we don't feel like doing them. But what about when we put off doing the things we want to do; such as building a successful business, learning a new skill, or losing weight. Why do we continue to make-up excuses and put off achieving what we want to achieve? Psychologist believe procrastination stems from many causes, with the main cause being FEAR. Of course we don’t fear the dirty dishes, but many of us are afraid of some, or all, of the following situations:
Do you find yourself needing to be offered the chance to win vacations, automobiles, cash or prizes in order to become motivated? Or do you find receiving threats of being fired more effective? Which ever you choose, both are legitimate motivators. One is known as a "toward" motivator; meaning, to work toward something, such as a new automobile or a trip to Europe. The other is known as an "away" motivator; meaning, to work away from something, such as debt or death.