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Why You Can Never Finish Anything And How to Finally Change It

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The law of inertia tells us a body in motion stays in motion. And the same goes for projects, creative ideas, daily tasks, half-written emails, and that thing you stopped working on to read this article. When you interrupt a task, it can be difficult to pick it up again.

 

And we are interrupted nearly every three minutes, according to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at University of California, Irvine. What's telling is that roughly half those interruptions are self-imposed.

 

The result: When you're working on something without a clear deadline, seeing it through to its end can be a huge challenge.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 4, 2014 5:42 PM

Never finishing what you start is more than a bad habit it stems from fears and hesitations. Here's how to get past the procrastinator's paralysis.

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:39 AM

Being a big picture person can be a wonderful quality but you have to be able to "see the trees through the forest" in order to get things done. Find some tricks or useful techniques, whatever it may be find one that works for you.

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Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress

Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A study that examines traits that predict psychological distress...

 

Excessive concerns about making mistakes, pernicious self-doubt, harsh self-criticism, impossibly high standards or expectations for performance, a strong and chronic tendency to evaluate one’s performance as not measuring up to levels expected by oneself or others - these are features of maladaptive perfectionism that predict psychological distress.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201210/perfectionism-procrastination-and-distress

 


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Carly Armstrong's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:11 PM

This article shows that perfectionism can be just as big a cause of stress as procrastination.  That the correlation between the two  is modest.  Procrastinators seem only minimally self-critical.  They have previous research as well as credible sources that they used in their research as well.

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5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination

5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

One of the very worst afflictions that can be experienced by a business owner, and one which can virtually bring a business to a grinding halt,  is procrastination.

 

If you know that you are a procrastinator, you will be well aware of the negative consequences that your behaviour is having on your business, and perhaps it is time you addressed the issue.

 

This good article, acknowledges the amount of time wasted by those who procrastinate, and it offers five basic tips that you can immediately implement to change your behaviour.


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Procrastination: Or The Fine Art Of 'Delay Management'? - Forbes

Procrastination: Or The Fine Art Of 'Delay Management'? - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In love, war and decision-making, timing can be everything. Above, Gen. Douglas MacArthur makes his triumphant return to the Philippine Islands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Delay management is one of life’s most difficult skills.
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Fighting Procrastination: A Way to Trick your Brain

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One of the hardest maladies for any business person to overcome is, that proven productivity destroyer, procrastination.

 

Assisting clients to stop being lifelong procrastinators, is one of the more difficult challenges faced by consultants and business coaches, and unless the client is open to changing it can prove to be an almost impossible task.

 

This good article, offers a different perspective on the subject, and it suggests a simple do it yourself means of fighting the ever present temptation to defer action till a later time.


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Judith Vasquez's curator insight, April 4, 2016 12:59 AM
Procrastination is my biggest enemy. I put off things to do and I'm conscious of what I’m doing, but I lie to myself and say "I'll do it later." Then the outcome is me trying to finish something last minute and causing unnecessary stress on myself. I know what I should do like make a planner, and things like that, which is why I decided to read this article because it says “A Way to Trick your Brain,” which is something I didn’t know and though might be helpful. What the author basically explained is that the more we repeat what we need to do to ourselves, the more hectic a task seems to our brain. The harder the task seems to us, the more likely it is that we’ll procrastinate in doing it. So she suggests to complete the task right away, or write it down. This is helpful for me because I tend to not do even the easiest things for no reason. I find this credible because the author described her past experience with this and how she managed many tasks using this method.
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5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination

5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

One of the very worst afflictions that can be experienced by a business owner, and one which can virtually bring a business to a grinding halt,  is procrastination.

 

If you know that you are a procrastinator, you will be well aware of the negative consequences that your behaviour is having on your business, and perhaps it is time you addressed the issue.

 

This good article, acknowledges the amount of time wasted by those who procrastinate, and it offers five basic tips that you can immediately implement to change your behaviour.


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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.