Why do people procrastinate?
People often procrastinate because they don’t have a clear picture of what’s important. And knowing what’s important involves knowing where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they are headed.
They procrastinate because they don’t understand that delaying action can lead to poor decisions and poor performance—and separate them from good results.
They procrastinate because, while they are interested in getting certain things done, they lack a commitment to broader goals, higher ideals, more important tasks, and other people. There is an enormous difference between being interested in something and being committed to it.
It all comes down to three concise issues:
- poor-quality work, and
- the stress that results from procrastination.
From The on-time, on-target manager : how a “last-minute manager” conquered procrastination by Ken Blanchard and Steve Gottry