People find it easy to procrastinate, avoiding procrastination will provide for greater success in life and help in getting the job done.
Carl Robins successfully recruited 15 new hires (trainees) since becoming the campus recruiter six months earlier. Monica contacted Carl and advised that drug tests, training schedules, orientation, manuals, policy, physicals and many other issues would need to be taken care of. Carl assured Monica that all the issues would be arranged and on schedule. After returning to work from the Memorial Day holiday, Carl took out his new hire-training file and discovered that many of the required tasks had not been completed.
To understand Carl's procrastination, look beyond the ancient concept that laziness alone is the root of procrastination. If it were, procrastination would be easy to eliminate, it's more complicated than a simple behavior modification.
Like so many other problems, procrastination is not the problem but a response to other problems that creates a domino effect. When people procrastinate, they may be trying to solve another problem.
They are not trying to create a problem.
The problem may be that people are afraid to take on that new project for fear of failure, or that they fear success and attention and feel they are not worthy of that attention, or that they feel they will not do a good job and everyone will judge their performance harshly.
At the subconscious level, these drivers of procrastination are forms of self-sabotage.
Fact is many reasons exist why people procrastinate and those reasons may change depending on the person and the situation.
More about Carl in a few days, or whenever I get around to it!