Do you recognize these behavior patterns in yourself?
- Trouble getting started – “I work well under pressure” – waiting until the last minute
- Avoid facing what you know you need to face or do right now (typically this is not a task) – “I’m too busy”.
- Difficulty completing the task or job once begun. – “I have a great new idea or project to start”.
“To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as….to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.” Og Mandino
Often procrastination involves a degree of fear, manifesting in many ways. For example, have you experienced the fear of the consequences for not getting your job done on time? Maybe you misjudged the amount of time needed to complete a task then when the deadline was upon you, there was not enough time to do it right. Or perhaps you have seen and felt the disappointment of a loved one when you didn’t do what you had promised them you would do?
Or maybe you felt the guilt and shame of having missed a “once in a lifetime” opportunity because you just didn’t act in time? Or you didn’t even act at all.
“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” Denis Waitley
Another common aspect of procrastination is self-sabotage and blocks to productive behavior. You will learn how to identify and correct your blocks.
Learn to recognize some of the less productive coping strategies we may be using and how those are actually blocks or self-sabotage that we can easily correct.
We will work through a proven step-by-step process to eliminate the “habit of postponing” (delaying, deferring, putting off) actions or the fulfillment and accomplishment of tasks.
Experts say procrastination is an avoidance, a reluctance to do, or even a phobic response. It is a behavior or behaviors developed in response to fear or anxiety. Often this fear can be a fear of the result or change from completing the project or task.
Eliminating any fear or anxiety is critical, because recurring patterns of fear and anxiety cause reinforcing patterns of avoidance and justification.
This month’s interactive webinar will focus on how you can use Thought Field Therapy to overcome procrastination.
Join us for the class for only $37.
You can also choose to register for the remaining 4 classes for only $97.
This is an interactive mentoring class so if you submit your challenges and/or goals in advance, I will guide you in the best use of TFT to ease your path.