Procrastination is the avoidance of the task or delaying to do it and have hesitation. It is human behaviour. This is one of the reason people don’t start something and find excuses to avoid.
I remember one guy is living in UK, once said “if I would start my own I just need to acquire 1% of his global corporate work to be rich”. He has not started yet from the last 10 years and still saying the same. Another guy came to my office, said I want to leave corporate and want to take plunge into new venture. He is still changing his job every 6 months and not started yet after 5 years.
When I started my venture MeriCAR.com , i never thought of how many years to build it even I had pivoted business models to see what actually work and had losses. I never procrastinate, that’s the reason I built many things in my life. Not only two ventures, I have been associated with reputed organization and keep writing from the last few years and written 2 books and pleothra of content on Social Media and speak on many events as a Guest Lecture.
Why does people procastinate?
They have no ability to take risk.
They don’t dare to come out of the comfort zone.
They have people who never motivate them to take plunge.
Is there any cure?
Even nothing is permanent, but still there are some of the things that can help to break this nature of procrastination.
- Put Yourself into survival mode. No money. Let you survive yourself if you are running your startup. In this condition, you don’t have TIME to think or plan alot but always have THING to DO. When you have no money, you will only DO what will get something out of your “doing”. WARNING : Its too hard, don’t try just for fun at home 😉
- Incentive Driven Push. When my franchisee partners, all lazy people don’t work, I came up with a crazy plan to incentivize DOUBLE the amount they collect from market. If you know what you have money in hand, that will double or triple, your procrastination will go. Who does not want to be rich in a day 😉 my first investor tried this on me also 😉
- Change the People around. Majority of the reason human become lazy just because negative people around you. If you have foolishly motivated people (even if they don’t know you can do or not) they keep telling you – Yes, you can do that. Remember, mind has more power than anything else.
Hope this can help removing procrastination. I write books to motivate entrepreneurs, read if they are worth reading.