Many of us tend to put off the hard and important things because our brains are actually programmed to procrastinate. They love to process concrete rather the abstract things. And guess what, the immediate things we need to deal with are tangible compared to the unknown or future benefits.
As humans, we also tend to value immediate rewards or instant gratification rather than the long-term benefits of doing something. We naturally procrastinate and seek that good feeling of getting something done, like reading email or chatting on messenger, rather than working on something that will improve our lives or help us be successful in our business. So, we all have the best of intentions, but our brains are working against us.
So what can we do to overcome all this that is working against us?
Don’t feel overwhelmed by those larger, more important tasks. Try helping your brain out a little by using at least one of the above techniques. You’ll be glad you took action.
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Most of the above information was paraphrased from James Clear’s Blog on Procrastination.
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