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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pondering Procrastination

By Hannah Alexander, Administrative Support

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

As a future small business owner, you have more to gain by overcoming procrastination then the average human being (and that is saying something). Because your business success will rely heavily on your being on top of your affairs, a tendency to put off less desirable tasks will have a deleterious effect on your small business’ success.

We human beings procrastinate for many reasons. Most of those reasons, plainly put, are rooted in fear of success and a lack of personal mastery. Take a moment to sit back, place your two feet on the floor, and breathe deeply. Consider: What have you been putting off? Very quietly and with compassion for yourself, consider: Why?

Interestingly, it takes patience not to procrastinate. We have to have patience with ourselves as well as patience with the task.

For more information about procrastination and how to manage it, see this link and this one.

Speaking of things you may have been putting off, the next Building a Better Business series kicks off soon with “Does Your Idea Make Cents?”, wherein you learn how to assess the feasibility of your business idea!
Find out more and sign up on line here.

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