Are you making things harder by Procrastinating?

I know I have! Even as a lover of all related to productivity I still fall prey to the dreaded but popular procrastination. I wanted to share  a story from this week that shows how procrastination can affect us. I finally got to make a call about a refund for a service that was billed in error. I had postponed this call for a week thinking that it would take a long time and that it would be difficult. I finally called and not only did I get to talk to an excellent customer rep, but I also got the refund immediately and even an apology for the error! It all took less than 10 minutes from the time I dialed the number to the end of the call.  Why did I wait so long to make this call that took less than 10 minutes? Why did I postponed getting my money back for a week? It all boiled down to one thing-I perceived the process to be way harder and bigger than it was.  

There is a quote by Richard Miller that states “If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting if off.” This quote made me think of all the times I have made a task or a project much harder than it is just by procrastinating and postponing it. Almost all those times, the “thing” I was postponing took less than half the time that I had expected and was nowhere near as complicated as I had made it to be. 

I decided to share this quote with you because I feel it can resonate with so many of us. Have you had experiences like this? Can you resonate with it? Do you have any projects, calls, or tasks that you have been postponing? If so, you are definitely not alone!  

This is your reminder to take action and make those “hard” jobs turn into easy ones by tackling them!


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