Trapped in a Time Loop

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Behind the definition of success lies the ability to achieve goals and get things done. The key element of this process, however, is … getting started.

I covered this topic in more detail in my book Skip It. You can download a free chapter of the book at the end of this post.

Coming back to the timing issue

Astudy by Yanping Tu and Dilip Soman found that procrastination can be linked to setting deadlines.

When the deadline for completing a task is at the end of this year, for example, December 2021, it has a greater impact and is more stimulating than a deadline set for January 2022. Even though we have practically the same amount of time to complete the task.

No matter how close 2022 is, our brain peprocess Phone Number List willrceives it as the future. The year 2021 is treated as “present” and there is a much higher probability that we will start working on the project sooner.

No Compassion For Yourself

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Have you ever thought how many friends you would have around you if you spoke to them the way you speak to yourself in your mind?

It’s about self-comments like “I’m too stupid”, “I’m ugly”, “I’m too fat to be successful”.

It turns out that such harsh behavior and excessive self-criticism affect not only procrastination, but also our stress level. The more stressful the situation, the more we try to avoid it. So we do everything to postpone the stressful situation as far bac Saudi Phone Number k in time as possible.

People who accept themselves and are kind to themselves find it much easier to achieve their goals. They also find it easier to self-discipline and control procrastination.

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