Among the reasons why people procrastinate are:

6 Sep

Perfectionism. Habitual procrastinators often measure their value by their ability to achieve. To the perfectionist procrastinator, a failed project equals a failed person. For that reason, not trying at all is better than an attempt that falls short of perfection.

Fear of limitations. Procrastinators can blame a failure on waiting too long, not on any personal shortcoming. If you don’t try you don’t have to face your limitations.

Being unsure of the next step. If you get stuck and don’t know what to do, sometimes it seems easier for procrastinate than to make the leap to the next level of your goal.

Facing an overwhelming task. Some big projects can immobilize you. If a person facing such a task fears failure, she may procrastinate to avoid confronting the fear.


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