Top 6 Reasons People Procrastinate

procrastinateProcrastination is one of the deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy”- Wayne Gretzky

Do you know the reasons you procrastinate?
We all procrastinate from time to time. Procrastination may have resulted in a loss of finances and performance at work.
You are not the only person grappling with the habit of procrastination. Millions of people struggle with this habit every day. I hope you will be glad to find a solution to this habit and increase your productivity.
Procrastination they say is the thief of time. You can take the next few minutes and write down your own top 3 reasons for procrastinating on your tasks or dream.
In this post, you will learn the top 6 reasons people procrastinate. This will help you combat this deadly habit which is depriving you of your success. It is very easy to slip into procrastination mode. Even top performers sometimes slip into this mode.
You should not allow procrastination to take the better part of you. You have to take a stock of your life and changes you need to make to address this habit of procrastination.

Lack of Motivation

A task which seems daunting and has no immediate rewards can make you procrastinate. If you do not put deadline on your projects and activities, you will not have the motivation to finish them.
Do you actually need motivation to eat for example?
It is the action you take on a task first that translates into motivation. Take daily actions to complete your tasks to conquer procrastination.
Execution part of the any task is a big challenge people face on daily basis.
The benefit of completing a task can also conquer the habit of procrastination in your life.

Lack of Skills

Facing a task, in which you have no idea can make you put it on hold or postpone it to a later date. Have you encountered a task in which you did not have the skills set to execute it? It is the main reason why a lot of people procrastinate.
The key to solving skills problem is identifying what the problems are in the first place. You can always seek a professional help
The lack of skills on a particular task can be overcome through taking online course or coaching.
By following  online or coaching course can sharpen your skills set and complete your task in no time.

Fear of Failure

Majority of people fear of failure on any task causes them to either postpone the task or quit. People do not want to feel embarrassed by not been able to finish what they started. Instead of fear of failing, they will never try let alone start the task.
They tend to wait for the right timing.
You should always see failure as a learning process rather than an obstacle. You learn something new anytime you fail. Developing this mindset, will help you overcome the habit of procrastination. You will  be able approach your task with confidence

Task Appears Overwhelming

Task that appears overwhelming causes people to procrastinate. The work load or difficulty of task does hamper people confidence on any task.
We all experience overwhelm sometimes on task which seems daunting.
But, finding a way to overcome this should be the first priority.
Overwhelming tasks do not go away by themselves. The best solution is to quantify the task into subtasks. This way you can handle the smaller chunks and map out a plan in detail to complete the task.

Lack of Focus

Distraction is one of the major causes of procrastination. It is very easy to loss fous especially in this internet age. Social media, television, emails have all become distractions in one form or the other.
People now are spending more time on these things than ever.
It tends to creep into our tasks hence causing us to put off tasks
You are not alone in this habit. The time lost as a result of this is unmeasurable. Shut down all social media and cut interruption by family and friends when working on your task.

Lack of Desire

Lack of desire is one of most common causes of procrastination. People procrastinate because they don’t want to do the task. This could be because of a lack of interest.
In life, there are times you have got to do things you don’t want to.
Developing a can do attitude will help you do things which otherwise may seem not interesting to you.
The rewards or benefits of finishing a task should stir your interest in it.


Procrastination is affecting millions of people daily. You need to take action on procrastination to skyrocket your productivity. People procrastinate of the following reasons:
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of skills
  • Fear of failure
  • Task appears overwhelming
  • Lack of focus
  • Lack of desire
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