You start a project and are full of ideas of what to do next. You keep telling yourself you need more research and sources of inspiration because everything has to be flawless. You tell yourself not to worry, you have time. The next thing you know, your deadline is tomorrow and you’re panicking cause you haven’t even started yet.
You’ve just fallen into the trap of perfection, one of procrastination’s many symptoms.
Today’s guest, Eric Twiggs, is the author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination. Listen to our episode as he shares with us what causes procrastination and how it can be cured. He also discusses the many “justification for procrastination” traps and will recount the most unusual excuse he has heard.
Eric is a founding partner and president of The What Now Movement. He has written two books, One Moment in Time and The Discipline of Now. His book, The Discipline of Now, has been recognized as a Global Top Ten Finalist for the 2020 Author Elite Awards in the category of Best Self Help Book. Eric has a weekly inspirational podcast titled “The 30 Minute Hour.”
- You can’t allow perfect to become the enemy of progress. …sometimes you have to do what the military says and take action on imperfect information. (1:42)
- The root of procrastination tends to be discomfort, there’s usually something at the root you’re not comfortable with. (8:40)
- Make sure that you’re focused on your wins. Like, if it’s something that sounds like a cliche, just do it. (24:45)
If you are eager to maximize your time, minimize your stress, and break the procrastination habit so that you accomplish your goals and achieve your dream, grab a copy of his book at https://www.amazon.com/Discipline-Now-Practical-Principles-Procrastination/dp/0692835008/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1516895677&sr=8-2&keywords=The+discipline+of+now.