Procrastination has been proven to be a major problem in both career and personal life of majority of people. Personally, I have been a great victim of procrastination for many times, and it has dearly cost me a lot until I learnt my bitter lessons. Procrastination has a high potential for painful consequences---it is opportunity’s natural assassin. Missed opportunities, stunted potential, unfulfilled dreams, sorrow, regret and guilt are some of the many outcomes of allowing procrastination into our lives. Most organizations have lost millions, missed opportunities, lost valuable assets due to procrastination of things that need to have been done. Their inability to take a risk, quick action, lack of decision making, and postponement of tasks that needed to have been done has made them transfer their valuable business opportunities to their competitors. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Remember, procrastination is a habit, not a fatal flaw. It takes persistence to change, but you can overcome it and unleash your potential to the maximum. To overcome procrastination, you should recognize your self-defeating problems such as unnecessary personal recreation, poor time management, unhealthy relationships and other negative influences that are hindering you in accomplishing your tasks and deal with them accordingly. We are almost half-way of 2010. Even though the year is fast running, there is still a lot we can achieve when we keep our eyes on the goal and get rid of any procrastination that would want to slow us down in achieving our goals.
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