Updated: November 26, 2020
It’s now less than a couple of months before the new year.
And for me, this is usually the time when I ask myself how much have I accomplished these past several months.
I look back and review my goals and see how many were I able to reach.
And for those that I failed to achieve, I ask myself what kept me from attaining them.
What challenges did I encounter that prevented me from moving forward? What mistakes did I do that stopped my progress?
In most cases, the root of my “unaccomplishment” is procrastination.
Despite being a self-confessed productivity geek, I still often succumb to procrastination. It’s an area in my life that I am persistently trying to improve.
Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Below, is a 14-minute TED Talk by Tim Urban about procrastination.
In this hilarious and insightful talk, he takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and other things he does when he procrastinates.
I could really relate to the stories he shared. And I especially liked how he has skillfully explained in simple terms the conversation that goes inside the mind whenever we delay doing things we need to do.
Towards the end, he reminds us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on before we run out of time.
If you’re a procrastinator like me, then I know you’ll enjoy watching this video too.