Many of you may remember when I wrote here about my procrastination. Since then I have read the book by Rory Vaden, Taking the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. In part, he sheds light on procrastination that was unknown to me before. I had planned to post a review of this book but being the procrastinator that I am, it didn’t happen. Anyways, I probably wouldn’t have done it justice so I’ll let you read Vaden’s own review, here. But WAIT!!! – don’t run off yet – finish reading what I have to say here first, OK?
“If it weren’t for the last minute, I’d get nothing done.” ~ Unknown
According to Vaden, there are three basic types of procrastination:
Classic procrastination – consciously delaying what we know we should be doing.
Creative avoidance – unconsciously filling the day with menial work to where we end up getting busy just being busy.
Priority dilution – taking things that are urgent and inappropriately making them important.
I have determined which of the three fits me and will focus my post on it. Do you see yourself in one of the above?