Curing procrastination – “Eat the crust first”

Procrastination is a common challenge that affects people at all levels of leadership. Overcoming procrastination is crucial to achieving maximum productivity, meeting deadlines, getting the important things done, not just the urgent things, and executing strategic success.

When I asked ChatGPT to tell me how to “cure” procrastination, its response was no surprise. ChatGPT provided these answers:

  1. Set clear goals and priorities.
  2. Understand root causes.
  3. Break down tasks into manageable steps.
  4. Develop a structured schedule.
  5. Set realistic deadlines.
  6. Make sure the right resources are available.
  7. Foster a positive environment.
  8. Embrace Accountability.
  9. When possible, leverage technology to keep you on task.
  10. Remember, you are setting an example for others.

These are reasonable steps to beat procrastination and probably what every Ph.D. would tell you if you asked them to “fix” your procrastination problem.


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