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Does Your Procrastination Really Need Curing?

By Marty Nemko

Sometimes, like pain, procrastination is a warning that something's wrong. Just as pain when you touch a hot stove tells you to stay away, procrastination can be your brain saying, "Stay away from this activity!" When is your brain right? Take this test; write down your answers. * What are the benefits of NOT doing the activity you've been procrastinating? *What are the benefits of doing it? * What's the worst that could happen? *Could you survive? * How likely is that worst case? Now look at what you've written and commit that--by a time you select--you'll either do the task or drop it forever.

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