“I’ll get back to you on that…” a post by Michelle Sweezey

We as leaders have a lot on our plates. New leaders can easily become overwhelmed resulting in procrastination.   Michelle Sweezey tackles this topic that will make you smile and think and start acting NOW!

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It has come to my recent attention that I, like several others I know, am putting the “pro” in procrastination. Seriously. When life gets overwhelming, sometimes a little impromptu game of hide and seek occurs. The problem being, of course, everyone is hiding and no one is seeking.

I’m not saying I don’t get things done. I do. I am a Task. Master…when I feel like it, anyway. I seem to have the attention span of a five-year-old when it comes time to sitting and working for more than an hour.

This is hardly a problem unique to me; there’s a reason that a Google search for “procrastination” brings up “About 3,930,000 results.” As a matter of fact, I think we ought to make our nationwide motto:

“America: avoiding dealing with our own sh*t since 1776″

This is learned behavior, to be sure, and learned in response to the desire to manage our emotions.

When faced with a task, our brains immediately react in certain predictable ways, triggering a fight or flight response pattern, a growth or a fixed mindset, a pessimistic or optimistic point of view, and a work ethic we have trained ourselves to hold.  In sum, there are certain patterns of thought and action that either help, or hinder a person in their attempt to get ‘er done.

To clarify, let me provide an illustration, organized in a compare and contrast method to best enlighten you. Let me present:

How to Procrastinate Like a Boss:

Read the rest here:  http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/08/how-to-quit-procrastinating-in-10-easy-steps/

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