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  • Procrastination final

    1. 1. By: Sheraz Pervaiz BSc, MBA (Marketing), CPM (Asia) Managing Your Procrastination
    2. 2. CORPORATE LESSON: <ul><li>Who will go to the hell…??? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Procrastination…What is it? <ul><li>Psychological behavior that allows a person to postpone or delay a certain activity or task. </li></ul><ul><li>Source of great stress and anxiety for many people. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Procrastination – What is it? <ul><li>To voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay (Piers Steel) </li></ul><ul><li>Put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>To postpone doing something, especially as a regular practice (Encarta World Dictionary) </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Success Formula: <ul><li>SUCCESS = Time x Ability x Effort </li></ul><ul><li>SUCCESS = YES x YES x 0 </li></ul><ul><li>SUCCESS = 0 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>I don’t know how to do the task </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t like the job </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not important </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have enough time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not high priority </li></ul><ul><li>I need help </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have/can’t find what I need to do the job </li></ul><ul><li>I have goals with no deadlines </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal disorganization </li></ul><ul><li>Unpleasant Task </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of failure </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why do I Procrastinate? <ul><li>Unclear priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Indecision </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Thrill of last minute rush </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of dead line </li></ul>
    9. 12. Four Simple Reasons For Procrastination <ul><li>Difficult  The task seems too hard to do </li></ul><ul><li>Time-consuming  Free time is unavailable until the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge/skills  Don’t want to make a mistake until you’re sure it’s right </li></ul><ul><li>Fears  Everyone will know you made a mistake </li></ul>Procrastination ... something you can do right now.
    10. 13. Cycle Timeline “ There are 2 weeks until the assignment is due.” I II III IV False Sense of Security Deadline is Set “ I have plenty of time.” “ I will get started soon, I only work well under pressure.” “ Oh no! The assignment is due tomorrow! ” Panic & Stress Set In Time Passes
    11. 14. Sales…! Formats…! Sms reporting…! Kahan Phas gaya Yar jawan ho kar?
    12. 15. Procrastination – Who does it? <ul><li>Procrastination is an almost universal affliction, one that occurs in almost every culture and is reported as early as 800 BC. </li></ul><ul><li>It affects 95% of the population (Ellis & Knaus, 1977) </li></ul><ul><li>and approximately 20% of those chronically (Harriott & Ferrari, 1996). </li></ul>Gröpel, P., & Steel, P. (2008). A mega-trial investigation of goal setting, interest enhancement, and energy on procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 45 (5), 406-411.
    13. 16. Activity: Daily Plans <ul><li>Get out a sheet of paper and make a to-do list of all the specific things you’d like to get done tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Beside each item, place one of the following letters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A: for what must be done tomorrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B: for what should be done or you’d like to get done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C: for what can easily be postponed a day or two </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now look at your B items. Place these into either the A list or the C list. </li></ul>
    14. 17. Activity: Daily Plans <ul><li>Transfer your top-priority tasks (your A’s) onto a slip of paper or a notepad. </li></ul><ul><li>As the day goes by, refer to your list and complete your A tasks as you can, crossing off each one as soon as it’s done. </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: many people write their to-do list for tomorrow’s tasks at the end of each day, as this eliminated lying in bed worrying about forgetting something </li></ul>
    15. 18. Overcoming Procrastination <ul><li>Stop all Excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize the tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how much time it takes to do a task </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be a last minute decision taker </li></ul><ul><li>Gather information for a task in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>“… if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” </li></ul><ul><li>DO IT NOW </li></ul>
    16. 19. Benefits of Overcoming Procrastination <ul><li>Peace of Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling strong </li></ul><ul><li>Taking charge of your life </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling competent </li></ul><ul><li>Experience personal freedom </li></ul>
    17. 20. Procrastination - A Vicious Circle
    18. 21. How to break this circle
    19. 25. Thank You