In this episode, I talk about procrastination. This is an area I struggle with, and I am working on breaking the cycle of procrastination so I can get more accomplished and improve my quality of life. You may also like to go back and listen to episode #009 where I talk with Kent Sanders about using Evernote to simplify your life.

I’m currently reading “Procratination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It NOW” by Jane b. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen. The first part of the book shares some things to help us understand why we procrastinate:

The Cycle of Procrastination

1.       “I’ll start early this time”

2.       “I’ve got to start soon.”

3.       “What if I don’t start?”

4.       “There’s still time.”

5.       “There’s something wrong with me.”

6.       The final choice: To do or not to do

7.       “I’ll never procrastinate again!”


Reasons for Procrastination:

1.       Fear of failure

2.       Fear of success

3.       Fear of losing the battle

4.       Fear of separation

5.       Fear of intimacy