Linda Lancashire Psychic

Procrastination

Hello Readers,

There are many ways to avoid being successful in life, but few beat ‘Procrastination’. These are people who will put off doing today what they think they can do tomorrow, but never will. I am sure you have all met someone like this at one time or another? During my many years of working with the public, I have seen, listened and heard just about every excuse under the sun why someone is reluctant to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into doing something that will improve their current situation. Instead, they will waste time waiting for a miracle to happen and are quite happy to pass on responsibilities to other people, who in turn become resentful, and then happily blame everyone else when plans don’t work out.

There are several, simple ways of how to recognise a serial procrastinator.

Difficult: The task seems too hard to do. Too much effort is required, so they deliberately avoid a challenge by taking the easy route and doing something that is either very simple indeed, or, absolutely nothing at all.

Time Consuming: They will make excuses that they don’t have enough time right now to take positive action, so it will have to wait until the weekend, by which time something else will have magically cropped up that gives them the perfect get out clause.

Lack of knowledge or skills: These people can talk the hind leg off a donkey, keeping you entertained for hours on end, days, weeks even, if you fall for their banter, and in the end, for all their talk, bragging and pompous showing off, they have not actually studied nor learned the subject they are so expert and carrying out, and of course, who wants to be found out at telling fibs?

Fears: Everyone will know how you screwed up.

Perfectionism:

Unrealistically high expectations or standards. Everything must be exactly perfect. The perfectionist is very happy to criticise but does not issue praise readily. These people often delay in starting a project because they feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hard work, planning and energy to complete the task. They have a high degree of dissatisfaction with just about everything and will nitpick any thing they can argue about to death, finding fault with everything and every one, and of course no one comes up to their standards, nor is anything ever good enough.

Procrastinators are very good at talking the talk, but not walking the walk. They are not normally proactive nor instigators at getting things done. I have met many people who have had some great ideas but want instant results for no effort at all, or better still, someone else coming along waving a magic wand making things happen with just a sprinkling of fairy dust. It doesn’t work that way. To achieve your dream, you have to put in a lot of hard work, determination and effort into turning your ambitions into a reality.

Do today what you have no intention of doing tomorrow.

Until Next Week,

Love and Light,

Linda and The Lulas xxx

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