CHAPTER 11

Overcoming the Procrastination Pandemic

‘Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.’

WAYNE GRETZKY, CANADIAN ICE HOCKEY LEGEND

THE PROCRASTINATION PANDEMIC

Most people suffer from (or know a friend who suffers from) procrastination. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it’s a virus of pandemic proportions – The Procrastination Pandemic.

Symptoms:

  • Wait increases. An increase in ‘Wait Watching’. Watching and waiting for something to happen.
  • Capability paralysis. The belief that you can do everything. And because you can, you believe you should. This leads to overloading and grinding to a halt under a deluge of inconsequential activity.
  • Paralysis ...

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