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					  OVERCOMING
PROCRASTINATION
    Presented by Katherine Ward
Susan Fowler Woodring
 Consultant, Speaker, Trainer,
         and Author
Five Questions for You to
Consider:
1.   When do you procrastinate at
     school or work? What kinds of
     tasks?
2.   When do you procrastinate in other
     areas of life?
3.   What do you put off at home?
4.   What do you put off in personal
     relationships?
5.   What do you put off in your
     financial life?
    Four Underlying Causes


 Fear of Failure
 Lack of Discipline

 Perfection Paralysis

 Fear of Success
    OVERCOMING FEAR OF
         FAILURE
1. GOALS APPROACH

   S=SPECIFIC
   M=MEASURABLE
   A=ACTION ORIENTED
   R=REALISTIC
   T=TIME-BOUND
1. INCHWORM TECHNIQUE


 Break tasks on your “to-do”
  list down into manageable
  sizes.
 Use smallest task to get
  started.
3. REWARD SYSTEM
 “Some day is not a day of the
            week.”

Plan reasonable rewards for
 yourself for performing tasks
 you might ordinarily put off.
4. BEHAVIOR CONTRACT

Write out a personal contract
 for yourself or work with a
 friend or coach.
CONTROLLING LACK OF
DISCIPLINE
             TIME

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO:

   SPEND TIME?

   INVEST TIME?

   WASTE TIME?
    21 DAY CARD/JOURNAL

 Set a daily goal for yourself.
 Check off every day that you
  achieve that goal.
             URGENCY AND
          IMPORTANCE MATRIX


I.   IMPORTANT/ URGENT   III.   IMPORTANT/NOT
                                URGENT




III.   NOT IMPORTANT/    IV.    NOT IMPORTANT/NOT
       URGENT                   URGENT
CLASSIFY YOUR TASKS

I.     Important and Urgent
II.    Important, but Not
       Urgent
III.   Not Important, but
       Urgent
IV.    Not Important and Not
       Urgent
     Copy This Statement

“Every single day, starting
  immediately, set aside a block of
  prime time to work on something
  important that does not need to
  be done today.”
                     Ed Bliss
              Getting Things Done
(A Quadrant 2 activity)
 MASTER LIST/DAILY PLAN
             SYSTEM
 Maintain an annual Master
  Plan of tasks and goals.
 Pencil in the month you will
  accomplish each.
 Transfer annual tasks and
  goals to a Daily Planner,
  which you update every 24
  hours.
        DEALING WITH
    PERFECTION PARALYSIS
 Consider the importance of
  excellence rather than
  perfection.
 “Get it down, then get it
  right.”
  Jimmy Colono
Co-founder of Career Track
        Learn to trust your
           INTUITION.

1.   Make predictions and see
     how often they are correct.
2.   Make some decisions
     quickly. Flip a coin now and
     then!
3.   Do nothing for five to ten
     minutes several times a
     day.
     HOW TO SUCCEED
       WITHOUT FEAR
“An average performer is goal
  driven.
A peak performer is mission
  driven.”
Charles Garfield

*You can list your goals. What
  is your mission?
    MISSION STATEMENT

   Write your
    personal/professional
    mission statement.
    It should be so important
    that it will transcend your
    fears.
     FEARS AND GOALS

   Take just 60 seconds and
    list the 10 things you love
    most in life.
   Use your 10 Loves List to
    create goals to work
    through your fears.
       WILL POWER
      WON’T POWER


 Be clear with yourself and
  others about what you will
  and won’t do on the job and
  in your personal life.
 Say NO more often.
         OVERCOMING
       PROCRASTINATION
   What can you use right now?
   What will help you in your job
    search?
   What will help you on the job?
   What will improve your personal
    life?
   What will make you a more
    successful human being?
       Evaluation Questions
Use:
    a. Strongly agree
    b. Agree
    c. Disagree
    d. Strongly disagree
    e. Don’t know
1.  I found the presentation of material easy
    to understand.
2.  This Advantage session increased my
    knowledge on the subject presented.
3.  I will be able to use some of the
    information from this Advantage session
    in the future.
4.  The presenter was well prepared for this
    advantage session.
5.  This presentation should be repeated in
    future semesters.

				
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