In this post Tammy Vitale describes possible positive outcomes of procrastination. Here is an excerpt:
“One of the biggest ‘problems’ potential clients talk to me about is procrastination. I hear: ‘Oh, I’m such a procrastinator.’ ‘Oh, I always wait to the very last minute.’ ‘Oh, I procrastinated too long and then couldn’t do my best work.’
Everyone thinks procrastination is negative.
Here’s a secret! Procrastination carries a message, you just have to consciouisly pay attention to what your actions (and your subconscious, driving those actions) is trying to tell you.
1. It isn’t really procrastination. It’s overwhelm. So you’re stuck stock still in the headlights of the oncoming truck and your conscious mind is blank.
You have a list. You woke up with 3 must dos, 2 want to dos and 4 should dos. Before you were out of bed, you were already behind.
Stop! Take a breath. Bring all the worries to consciousness. Write down all the to-dos whirling around your brain. Make them concrete. Now prioritize your top 3 things. If there are more than 3 things that MUST be done today, you are on overwhelm.
2. It really IS procrastination. You are putting it off because you don’t want to do it. Have a look at the ‘why’ of doing it – why do you HAVE to do it in the first place? Is it in accordance with your true priorities and life’s passion? If it’s not, why are you doing it? And if it is – what are you hiding from yourself, because if it’s really your passion, you’ll dive right in!.”
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Image in the post is Vitale’s Tiny Totem, from her post.