In productivity circles, procrastination often gets a bad rap. But when we learn how to work with it, we can turn it from a problem into a portal for potential.
On the surface, it would seem that avoidance tendencies strip you of control. On closer look, you’ll see that everything you avoid gives you a certain type of control.
Delaying your action doesn’t make you a procrastinator, lazy, or a victim of the resistance. It makes you wise.
Procrastinators delay doing tasks. Precrastinators take quick action and get things done. Which one wins in the productivity battle? The answer isn’t what you’d expect.
When it comes to procrastination, we tend to focus on what causes it and how to cure it. If we’re always looking for the cause and the cure, we miss the opportunity to receive the wisdom.
When we view procrastination as an invitation to self-investigation and come armed with self-compassion, we can turn procrastination into a potent productivity tool.
I used to believe that self-kindness was weak and berating myself was the key to improvement. I was wrong. Self-kindness is not selfish. It’s also a key to productivity. Who knew?