Procrastination can be paralysing

It can stop you achieving your true potential. Procrastination is a symptom of an underlying problem such as perfectionism, fear of failure or even fear of success. It is normal for people to put things off from time to time however when this behaviour affects all areas of your life or is limiting your achievements then it is time to take action.

What starts as putting something off until tomorrow can spiral into a cycle of negative beliefs meaning procrastination becomes chronic. Around 20% of the population class themselves in this category. There are people who respond well to pressure and love the rush of waiting until the last minute to meet a deadline. However most procrastinators find their behaviour can lead to physical symptoms such as insomnia and stress as they find it preferable to avoid tasks rather than risk failing.

I used to believe that I procrastinated because I was lazy however through coaching I discovered that I put things off due to a combination of perfectionism and a fear of failure. It was better to deceive myself into believing that I had ‘chosen’ not to tackle something on my to-do list rather than attempt it and not perform to the high standards I set for myself. Now that I understand and recognise my behaviour and the thoughts behind it I am able to manage this meaning that I no longer procrastinate.

It is possible to overcome procrastination, I am living proof of this. There are a number of approaches that can be taken including coaching or cognitive behavioural therapy. However if you want to permanently transform your underlying beliefs to overcome procrastination then a combination of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and coaching offers excellent results.

RTT will uncover the root cause of your procrastination and will rewire your neural pathways to install new beliefs. Coaching will then support the behavioural changes required and will help you develop strategies to overcome your old habits. What could your potential be once your limiting beliefs and behaviours are behind you?

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