Why We Procrastinate?

Why We Procrastinate

Why We Procrastinate

Why We Procrastinate?

I am sure, like most people, you procrastinate once in a while—maybe more. Let’s take a look at Why We Procrastinate.

There are natural inclinations that many of us have. Most of us would agree that we have a tendency to put things off…or to start something and then go on to something else, before we finish.  And we all know what multitasking is, and we seem to do it more and more. As a result, we’ve lost our ability to focus. We don’t how to be still. It’s unfortunate because in the process of daily living, we lose our ability to live from our center.

Habits run our lives. Taking time in the morning for meditation or quiet reflection is a habit. Working out is a habit. But like many things that are beneficial for us, it’s easy to get out of the habit of doing something, especially when there are so many other options that seem more interesting or more fun. Or they just seem new.

Then there are those things we just don’t want to deal with. We all have our list. Add to that the resistance that exists in all of us.

I have been writing a newsletter and a blog for almost 15 years and my new book #TheSouofUncertainty, was just released. Yet I still get the procrastination flu at times around writing.

Let me share what comes up. Perhaps it might give you some insight into your own process.

Right now I have some resistance to blogging, yet I always feel great after I’m done. Let’s look at the reasons.

  1. I need to write my newsletter soon, so one project is enough.
  2. It doesn’t really matter if I do it.
  3. I don’t have time.
  4. I don’t have anything new to say.
  5. It doesn’t have to be done now.
  6. Maybe it won’t be good enough. You know that one, the fear of failure. I think underneath all of the reasons Why We Procrastinate, that is the primary one.

So there it is…What thoughts do you resonate with? Take this moment to look at the rest of your life.

I’ve come up with a little exercise for you …maybe not so little…Identify an area of your life in which you procrastinate. Now that you have done this, what do you think is the primary reason. It will be interesting to see what you come up with. I bet that the fear of failure is up there…maybe the need to be perfect…aren’t we always judging ourselves in some way?

What is one action that you are willing to take now to change this tendency? Who is going to hold you accountable to take that action?

You have the time. You just need the commitment. Make it a big commitment.

-To dare again -To dream again
-To feel enjoyment and happiness again, or perhaps for the very first time.
-To realize this is living.”

Walk in freedom and enjoy this Great Adventure, this Great Mystery called LIFE. There is no better time than now.


Mark Susnow is a life coach and strategist and thought-leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. A former trial attorney for 25 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation.

If you are curious to find out how Mark can make a difference in your life both personally and professionally, you are invited to contact him at 415.453.5016 or email him at mark@inspirepossibility.com. Find out about his new book,  The Soul of Uncertainty, a Fable for our Times. 

The Soul of Uncertainty, a Fable for our Times, is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com

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