Avoiding Procrastination – new careers podcast episode
post # 323 — March 5, 2007 — a General post
Many of us struggle against the perils of procrastination. We postpone tasks until the very last minute, and sometimes beyond, and risk our reputations for productivity and quality.
As you progress during your career, it’s likely that you will not be managed as closely or as tightly, and the more you will need to learn self-management. You have to take responsibility for dealing with procrastination in order to succeed — and to avoid sabotaging your career.
In today’s podcast, Avoiding Procrastination, we explore the reasons behind procrastination, and look at basic tips and advanced techniques for overcoming procrastination to increase your productivity, success, and enjoyment of your job.
(By the way, for those of you reading this as a form of procrastinationâ€¦..well, you know what to do!)
00:29 — The widespread epidemic of procrastination
02:33 — Preparation for the task at hand
04:48 — Alternating between a multitude of tasks
07:26 — The importance of focus on a motivating purpose
08:36 — Learning how to start
12:04 — Sustaining the momentum
12:41 — More advanced techniques
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