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  • 1. Why We Procrastinate
  • 2. - or –Wh y Iwa it e du n t ilSunday t od o t h isa s s ig n me n t .
  • 3. “The shortest guaranteed path to successcomes from doing the things we know weshould be doing but don’t want to do.” Rory Vaden Consultant, Behavioral Expert
  • 4. Self-assessment:Why do you procrastinate?a. Lack of self-disciplineb. Desire to avoid stressc. Just can’t get in the moodd. I’ll get back to you on that
  • 5. The paradox:Delaying may help relievestress now, but it createsmore stress later.
  • 6. So why do we do it?
  • 7. “Procrastination is like buying on credit.” Rory Vaden Consultant, Behavioral Expert
  • 8. Get what you want now.Pay later.
  • 9. The true cost of procrastination.
  • 10. The average American spends two ofevery eight hours not working.
  • 11. Cost of wasted time:$10,000 per employee, per year.* *Based on average income of $39,000.
  • 12. Why people procrastinate:a. Don’t feel its impactb. Fearc. Sense of entitlementd. Perfectionism
  • 13. If you don’t feel its impact:Place yourself in the futurestate, when the work is due.
  • 14. If you feel entitled:Focus on how doing the work helpsyou advance your personal goals.
  • 15. If you fear the job is too big:Start it anyway. Sometimes gettingstarted is all it takes.
  • 16. If you’re a perfectionist:Focus on making progress.Not on making it perfect.
  • 17. How to resist the urge toprocrastinate today:Focus on the end goal -- Think ofhow doing the work now will makeyour life easier later.
  • 18. “If I have a clear picture of how doing something that I don’t want to do will get me to where I want to go…
  • 19. “If I have a clear picture of how doing something that I don’t want to do will get me to where I want to go… that vision will compel me and pull me through the muck.” -- Rory Vaden