OK, I admit it – sometimes I procrastinate. I know I am doing it, I do it anyway. I frequently justify my procrastination by considering it a strategy. You see, I think I am walking around subconsciously working something out so that when I am ready to stop procrastinating it will be easier to work on this specific item. I am getting mentally prepared to work on something while I procrastinate about it. Great, now that I have that in front of me in black-and-white, it does not look particularly brilliant.
How about you, do you procrastinate?
What do you think of this statement? Procrastination is a form of laziness.
I attended a talk which focused on some human behaviors and how they really are forms of laziness. Procrastination is the first item we discussed.
Here is a common example, “I will update my resume as soon as I complete this project.” Or “I will start looking for a new job after vacation next month.”
By letting these excuses prevent you from starting your job search you are really being lazy. You are delaying the challenge of having to deal with change. You know that when you get your resume prepared you are going to use it. You know that when you start looking for a new job, you will start having interviews and you will ultimately have to acclimate to a new work environment. Change is scary! Dealing with the known element of your current environment is easier. You may not like it, but you know what to expect.
Whenever you procrastinate or postpone, you are putting off the opportunity to change and grow or experience accomplishment (even if it is just getting an annoying task off your to-do list.)
THAT is why procrastination is a form of laziness.