Procrastination can kill a life goal

“Procrastination is a big word that has such a profound affect on our lives.” @NCWiseman

“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” ~Victor Kiam

“You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.” ~Author Unknown

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb

In many respects I am a procrastinator.  I’m not proud of myself, but it is a trait that I strive to overcome regularly. Most of the tasks that I procrastinate performing end up getting done within a reasonable amount of time and most often with no penalty of any type because of the delay.

However, for me there are a few important tasks that I want to complete in this life time and the penalty of not completing them is one that I do not want others to feel.

I fear the combination of procrastination and an unexpected end of my life will result in my important tasks not getting done.  Therefore, I have set a plan in place to insure these tasks are completed.

First of all, I have convinced myself to stop procrastinating on these tasks.  This change in my mindset offers the best probability of my tasks being completed.  At least as long as I stick to it and an unforeseen end of my life does not occurs.

In order to overcome procrastination I have changed my focus and priorities. The less important tasks, the stuff that has less value to my life, is already being re-prioritized and pushed to the back burner.

Secondly, in the event of my death, I have delegated the completion of the most important tasks to a trusted friend or family member. If needed, there is someone assigned to pickup where I leave off. I have provided this person with the resources and high level plans needed to complete these tasks.

I did not delegate the completion of these tasks so that I could procrastinate more.  If I don’t complete them I will not be able to benefit from their completion or revel in the excitement of seeing them completed.  I want to be able to see the joy and excitement these tasks will deliver.

I delegated the completion of these tasks so that in the event of my death, others will be able to revel in the excitement they will create once completed.  If I fail others should not be penalized by my procrastination.

I have two plans.  I believe Plan A will overcome my procrastination and allow me to complete important tasks in my life.  My plan B is my project safetyNet.

Do you procrastinate? If so, are there goals that you want completed even in the event you are not able to complete them yourself?  Do you have both a Plan A & Plan B?


Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.