Dr Robert Boice spent two decades delving into the minds of writers to work out why they are so easily distracted. He found that master procrastinators are suckers for falling for the short term hit at the expense of their long-term goal.blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/writing/stop-procrastinating-and-build-a-rock-solid-writing-routine/kill-procrastination-gremlins/
People prone to procrastination place a disproportionate focus on the outcome, rather than the input required to make their dream come true. This can cause increased levels of anxiety.https://blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/writing/stop-procrastinating-and-build-a-rock-solid-writing-routine/kill-procrastination-gremlins/
“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”
– William James
Then the panic sets in….
And most pertinent in this Corona phase of life:
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller
Do you identify with facets of procrastination?
Is it a fear of the future that holds you back from dealing with issues or would you consider motivation, or a lack thereof, more imperative to procrastination?
Why do we procrastinate so much? Is it worse since the advent of our electronic devices?
If so, is that mean we are more distractible these days. And then, my question would be, what does that lead to in the long term?
Something to ponder about this Sunday.
Join in the discussion. I would love to hear your perspective.