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Beating Procrastination

Procrastination comes from the Latin pro, meaning “forward, forth, or in favor of,” and crastinus, meaning “of tomorrow.” However, to go beyond this notion of delay is to encounter considerable disagreement. Not everyone believes it means the same thing, as there are many definitions to the concept. Consider the following:

1. “The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that should be done now.” www.procrastinus.com
2. “Procrastination is the illogical delay of behavior.” (Sabini & Silver, 1982)
3. “The act of putting off important tasks over and over again.” Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
4. “Voluntarily delaying an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse-off for the delay.” Piers Steel

Putting off important tasks over and over again is a situation faced by many people. Everyone procrastinates to some degree – but some are so chronically affected by procrastination that it stops them achieving things they’re capable of and disrupts their careers.

The key to controlling and ultimately combating this destructive habit is to recognize when you start procrastinating, understand why it happens (even to the best of us), and take active steps to better manage your time and outcomes.

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  1. November 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    hey, great blog! love it 🙂

  1. November 21, 2011 at 11:26 am
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