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14Recognizing and Managing Procrastination

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Procrastination is the habit of delaying activities until another day or time. We all procrastinate to some degree and in some form or another. In fact, when I got my first employee review, under the heading of “Procrastination,” it said, “Above Average.” As someone who used to procrastinate exceptionally well, I’m going to share some strategies I use to keep it in check and under control.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE. . .

1. When we are procrastinating and why

2. What our favorite replacement activities are

3. Steps we can take to manage and overcome our procrastination

MAJOR CAUSES OF PROCRASTINATION

• The ...

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