Have you ever wondered why some of the otherwise sensible people sometimes make illogical and insanely irrational decisions, get angry at colleagues or family members, splurge on unnecessary stuff, or do something which they know is not correct?
A few weeks ago, I came across an article published by John Tierney in New York Times in 2011, where he comprehensively answered this question that I had in my mind since a long time. The article goes as follows: Continue reading
A To-Do List, as a tool for time management, is overrated
Have you ever faced a day when you felt that you had a tad too much to do in a short span of time? And, getting the things done in that limited time seemed really intimidating? Here, a To-Do List has emerged as a big-big boon to make this problem look so manageable.
Michael Jordan went ahead step-by-step
Michael, during his university days, in the basketball summer camp, impressed all with his speed and skill. But the coach had a dull hope of him qualifying for the university team group as Michael did not have the minimum height required. So when the list of names for the university team was announced, all of Michael’s mates who were at least 198cm in height were in the list, but Michael wasn’t.
This moment had a big impact on Michael’s life. He was so startled that he went through the list several times, feeling sure that his coach had mistakenly left his name out. At that time, his mom came forward to offer him an advice, “The best thing you could do now is to prove to the coach that he had made a mistake.”
What is ‘to procrastinate’?
To procrastinate is to defer action; to delay; to put off till another day or time.
Generally, we delay things which require efforts just for a comforting present. In other words, it’s a chronic disease that causes us to avoid difficult tasks, for it is a perennial struggle with self-control.
Another view says that procrastination can be done in context of distractions as well, which helps us focus on the more important stuff. This signifies that procrastination is not a bad thing if done the right way!