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Why Is Procrastination Not the Best Strategy for Your Career


In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Procrastination is a self-sabotaging behavior. It is one such behavioral blind spot that can limit or sabotage your career. You could be at the risk of career stagnation with such self-limiting attitude.
But what exactly is procrastination?

To understand, close your eyes and think of an action you have been trying to avoid. Now ask yourself the reasons for the delaying tactics.

Do you not want to step out of your comfort zone? Are you trying to avoid it because you aren’t too confident to go ahead with it? Or are you looking for perfection? Or perhaps you have been overcome by lethargy and self-indulging behavior.


The reasons why you have been putting off things are aplenty. Let’s see how such behavior can affect your career.

Procrastination and Career: Do They Go Together?
If you are a chronic procrastinator, who delays challenging chores for the last minute, you are making tasks even more complicated for yourself. Rushing with the piled-up tasks at the last minute, missing out on deadlines, and making wrong work submissions are just a few consequences.
Additionally, a rushed-up job isn’t the quality of work a client would want to receive from you. It could upset clients and superiors, affect your work performance and promotions, and make your career stagnant.

If you’ve got into the habit of delaying action, deferring projects, and disrespecting timelines, achieving your career goals will be an uphill task.  

Don’t you think it’s time to change your habits and become little more self-disciplined?
You could do well by setting self-imposed deadlines. When you are self disciplined, you are more likely to stick to your deadlines religiously.

Procrastination is Equal to Poor Work Habits
When you start deferring projects because you don’t want to do them now or find them too boring to work on, you may find yourself caught in a maze of delaying tactics. Such mindless form of escape poses a grave threat to your on-job continuation and growth.
As a result, you tend to become more and more inclined toward unplanned execution, dilly dallying, and slack performance, which could easily upset superiors.
An unhappy employer could see your procrastinating behavior as a grave threat to their business productivity and reputation.
So how do you deal with it?
Do everything you can to scare yourself into action and overcome self-destroying habits.

Procrastination Affects Decision Making
Frequent procrastination may put you in a tight corner and force you to compromise on time management. As a result of recurring delay, you may often have to make a decision without giving it proper consideration or spending time analyzing the outcome. Such a hasty decision may prove to be a gross mistake, which could affect your reputation.
In the words of Mason Cooley, “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.”

Bottom Line
We have all indulged in delaying tactics sometime in our lives despite knowing that it steals precious time and causes immense stress buildup.

Overcoming procrastination starts with recognizing that you are indulging in delaying tactics. Ask yourself, “Who am I hurting by not doing it now and what is such attitude costing me?” Trust yourself and come out of your comfort zone before the habit starts affecting your career growth and potential.
After all, the time to do it is now!

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