‘Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.’ Benjamin Franklin
Procrastination could be considered the enemy of will and motivation since it substantially inhibits action. The initial step creates the necessary impetus for further continuation and completion of any action.
Behind procrastination, usually, lies the fear; the fear of failing, the fear of failing as well as the last time; the fear of accepting criticism or rejection; the fear of not being as good as others. But if you do not try, how will you know what you can and cannot do, what you are good at, and what you can improve?
Often, a lack of priorities can lead to procrastination. “I have so much to do – more important, others unimportant – and I end up not to do anything at all.” If you try to record all tasks to be accomplished and separate them into important and unimportant, then you have taken the first and most important step not only for action but also for its completion.
Because of the need for perfection and the simultaneous fear to achieve something less than “perfect,” you postpone the processing of your duties. You need to start, and the ideal will come with planning and systematic implementation • moreover, who can define what is objectively “perfect”?
Also, the effort to carry out everything on your own can lead to mental and physical fatigue, constant stress, and hurry, and the results are not the expected. Conversely, I can assign tasks and work to the right people to work with them, to accept his help and support…
Incomplete tasks occupy your thoughts, consuming your energy and attention. Social media and technology play an important role in postponing the completion of my work. With the multiple stimuli you receive combined with the enormous amount of information, you cannot concentrate exclusively on one topic. You end up jumping from one topic to another, from one job to another, from one article to another, leaving most tasks in the middle without being completed. It would be best to prioritize the information/stimuli based on their importance to decide which actions you will perform until the end, which you will postpone for later and which you do not have to deal with at all. This hierarchy can offer you spiritual balance while you are increasing the levels of data perception and effectiveness.
In addition, trying to satisfy everyone through what you do or want to do many times confuses you and disorientates you from the action and its completion. It is impossible for everyone to be satisfied since everyone differs from each other in terms of view, philosophy, etc. First, you need to focus on what you consider suitable for you and its implementation, while it is legitimate, if it can benefit someone else at the same time.
Finally, complaining about what did not happen or what went wrong does not change anything, and, besides, it reduces your energy and prevents you from moving forward. Suppose you discover the opportunity behind every negative event. In that case, it will motivate you to keep trying and open new alternatives all the time, instead of standing in the middle of the crossroads, taking steps back and forth until I decide where I want to go.
Procrastination is the enemy of the will, and action is the enemy of procrastination. You can find a reason, a meaning in everything you want to do, and you start now, thinking about what motivates you to achieve the desired goal. Tomorrow is too late, yesterday is over, and now is the best time to start.