The new year brings with it new opportunities, chances to excel and the incentive to improve in a chosen area of performance. In fact, right now, many people will be taking the time to assess last year’s performance and will be in the process of setting new goals for the new year.
Trying to identify new goals can be challenging; some people might want to strive for something more dynamic whilst others may be searching for new perspectives or approaches. Whether you are a Managing Director in your own business or a Senior Manager in a major organisation, there is one skill that you can hone that will really make a difference: procrastination.
Procrastination is a universally understood concept. Everyone procrastinates to some extent, but how good are you personally? Could you comfortably call yourself an expert in this field? Here are our top ten tips for becoming a master of ‘maybe later’.
Set UNINSPIRING and DEMOTIVATING goals
Spend lots of TIME in MEETINGS
Do ENDLESS INTERNET RESEARCH
Avoid DECISION MAKING
Take lots of unnecessary LONG BREAKS
Find out all the OFFICE GOSSIP
Review your EMAIL CONSTANTLY
FOCUS on all the MINOR PROBLEMS
RE-ORGANISE your DESK, OFFICE or FILING SYSTEMS
FOCUS on your COMPUTER and PHONE
Amateur to Expert
These ten steps can get you on the road to true expertise in procrastination. As ever, nothing will improve if you don’t make a conscious decision to focus and take action. You may already be able to identify to some extent with several of these steps. This is a good start, but if you wish to achieve procrastination mastery, you must take a long, hard look at the habits you have formed.
Choose three areas that you could improve.
Score yourself out of 10, where you think you are TODAY against these three areas.
Set an improved, target score that you want to achieve in a month’s time.
Make a list of how you could justify the improved score by next month, what actions can you take – or fail to take?
Notion is a global expert in behaviour change. Download our light-hearted article to find out if you are a master of procrastination. However, if you decide you do actually want to achieve your goals, visit us here or give us a call on +44(0) 1926 889 885.