To get all possible work done either in your career, work, family, life etc. you need to put an end to every form of procrastination in your life. In achieving peak performance, procrastination is one of the subtle killer obstacles to accomplishing our tasks. Normally, it appears to be friendly but deadly in all ramifications. To be honest, how many times in the last few weeks have you kept postponing to do a task that you know you should have done much earlier? A lot of us are guilty when it comes to the issue of procrastination.
What then is procrastination? It is the avoidance of doing a task that demands immediate attention to be accomplished thereby putting it off to the last possible minute. As Napoleon Hill said, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today's duties put off until tomorrow gives you a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time. Remember, waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to accomplish so much while others struggle along barely able to attend to their daily needs? Highly effective people usually fulfill their achievements with less work and effort than those who accomplish little. The difference lies in their individual effectiveness. How you manage yourself at work defines your personal effectiveness, and is a prerequisite to outstanding performance - whatever your level of seniority. Building self-awareness, identifying areas where you can maximize your contribution, gaining access to key skills and techniques - all are critical to improving your personal performance.