Procrastination – putting off important and urgent matters, replacing them with something insignificant, but pleasant or very significant, but not urgent. It is she who is considered the worst enemy of productivity. Just imagine: you need to send a letter to a business partner, but you are sitting on social networks and see photos of a former neighbor. Or you need to urgently agree with suppliers, and you read the article on logistics, justifying yourself by the importance of self-education. As a result, the work is worth it, the deadline is approaching, and you are tormented by guilty feelings for the time spent.
But it turns out that this coin has another side: often procrastination benefits you and opens the door to success. To see its advantages, let’s see why people tend to put things off? According to J. Ferrari of Carleton University, as many as 20% of the world’s inhabitants are distracted by extraneous problems so as not to solve the important tasks they are facing right now. Agree, from the point of view of evolution, Continue reading
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Smart foreheads preparing the Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring report say: “In Russia, only 3.4% of entrepreneurs pass the 3.5-year threshold, the rest leave the market.”
We can look for reasons in the crisis and economic downturns, generational change from X to Y and Z, in astrological forecasts, and even in the fact that “all buyers are goats.” But. A business closes when its product does not solve the problem of the audience. Continue reading
Personal experience: how I struggle with procrastination in social networks. Without fanaticism and masochism
IMHO, the main harm of procrastination in social networks – endless paging of the tape, excessive viewing of entertaining pictures / videos, reading fray in the comments, etc. – the death of productivity. Especially if it all starts right from waking up, and you’re a freelancer.
A typical situation: you watch 1-2-3 videos on YouTube, then new posts in a couple of Telegram channels, then you stick in the VK feed and flood chat, and then half a day has passed. And although you have not earned a single ruble, you are already tired and want to relax. Continue reading