Researchers at the University of Chicago have investigated our fear of being still. They found that people believe being busy is “a sign of success and hard work.” This is why no driven people would ever dare say that they aren’t doing anything for most of the afternoon, or that they are taking a day off from pursuing career goals. Our society often equates free time with laziness.
With more options, comes more stress.
In our lives, we rarely ever interact with single functionality technology anymore. Each piece of technology we use comes with so many options of what we could do with it. When we open our laptops to write a report, it’s not like using a typewriter. We’re not limited by our laptops to just write. Instead, we can also check our email, pull together that presentation, and make plans for dinner… all while “writing that report”.
Habits are our Achilles heel. No matter how much hard we try and the external changes we make — houses, our sense of style, friendships and more, habits keep following us. Even more so when we start allowing these habits to take over our lives.
Updating your Facebook, exploring the first seven pages of Reddit, and impulse buying a hammock on Amazon probably wasn’t on your most recent project’s to-do list. But for many, procrastination has become part of the experience of completing a project. Thankfully, moderate procrastination is manageable and more of a nuisance. For some, however, procrastination can become destructive and costly.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. In fact, it can be downright hard, especially without proper time management. Many entrepreneurs don’t see as much success as they would like or they end up completely failing because their goals weren’t being met.
Although it may seem easier to just give up and change your goal, it’s best to change your plan – not your goal. Setting effective