“Procrastination is the thief of time,” goes the old saying. It’s true. And just remember, when you delay actions or a decision that you should be taking, it’s your time that’s being stolen.
The philosopher, William James, observed, “Nothing is as fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of the uncompleted task.” But it is not only fatiguing, it is literally a waste of time.
Three common excuses for procrastination
There are three excuses for procrastination that people typically say to themselves or others:
- I have a lack of information
- I have plenty of time
- I don’t have any time
There can be underlying reasons for finding excuses for postponing an action or decision. You may be anxious that it will not be successful, or your motivation may not be as high as it should be.
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