It’s a universal temptation. Even productivity and time management experts, who are supposed to know better, regularly postpone taking action on things that require their attention. We’re constantly enticed to put things off to pursue more appealing options.
For example, we persuade ourselves to forgo our daily visit to the gym, choosing instead to remain on the couch binge-watching our favorite Netflix shows. We ignore our lawns, which desperately need to be mowed, in favor of going to the theater to catch the latest blockbuster film. We choose to go out with our friends rather than study for an upcoming exam.
The question is, how can we lessen this tendency? Ultimately, how can we reduce its impact on our lives?
We can’t eliminate it since our inclination to procrastinate is part of our nature. We tend to pursue what is easiest and most likely to deliver immediate gratification, even if doing so is inconsistent with our long-term goals.
The Procrastination Cure will give you the tools you need to overcome this inclination.