From crossing simple tasks off our to-do lists to achieving long term goals, there are few better feelings than knowing we've accomplished something. But why does procrastination so often get in the way, and what can we do about it?
When to celebrate perfectionism and what to do when it’s a problem
Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions—which, unfortunately, are increasingly available. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we'll feel tomorrow, or the next day.
There's only so much time in a day, a year, or a life. The ability to work quickly and efficiently within that time can boost results. Productivity results from a mix of factors: motivation, talent, training, work environment, support from others, time management, and even luck.