Procrastination and Laziness
Procrastination and being lazy are sometimes used so loosely and interchangeably we think they are the same. If we take a closer look at them respectively we find that they are different. I know I have long stretch of days where I don’t want to do anything. Goals are pushed off to the next and the next day and before you know it. Its 6 months later, and no real effort applied to your goals that was me…I still have my days as we all do.
Laziness is really the not wanting to carrying out an activity that you maybe should do, based on the effort involved, and chose something else more fun occupying your time in place of your what you should be doing.
Procrastination is a touchy subject, a sensitive one even to myself no one wants to be labeled a lazy procrastinator. Procrastination is to push off a goal/task that you really have to do onto to tomorrow to indefinitely seemingly. Procrastinators tend to have a goal many goals in fact, the different between lazy and procrastination is that the individual eventually completes their goals/tasks but it takes them awhile…
Postponement is ok, but when and where does postponement amount into procrastination? And for how long too? Procrastination can push off a task that you really have to do unto another scheduled task causing you even more of an inconvenience, who has been there before and back? That’s ME again.
In both cases it’s the lack of motivation, or should say energy levels. And when your energy levels are high, you feel on top of the world and accompanied by the endless effort to complete any task before you no matter how daunting it is.
But that’s one layer… if we peel back the layers we find our childhood plays a big part of us completing and or not completing our goals.
How has your childhood played a part in your goal setting?
Does laziness and procrastination still creep into your activities?
Is there a difference for you between laziness and procrastination?
Is there a difference between postponement and procrastination or are the lines blurred?
How Is laziness, procrastination and lack of motivation all linked together?