THE PROCRASTINATION ASSESSMENT | Artist As Guide

Updated: Jan 23

Let’s do a quick assessment together. Keep note of how many of the following seven narratives you can relate to:



1.) TIME, BUT NO ACTION

You have a full block of time to yourself and plan to get a lot of work done. Yet, by the end of the day, not only did very little get done, but you’re not really even sure where the time went.


2.) LAST MINUTE MOVEMENT

You’re aware of your project way in advance, though wait until the very last minute to do it, all the while convincing yourself that you work better under pressure. Truth is, this habit leaves you feeling severely stressed out and disappointed because you know your final result isn’t as good as it could have been.


3.) IDEAS WITHOUT FOLLOW-THROUGH

You have an amazing idea. Though weeks turn to months and maybe even years. Rather than taking action, that idea keeps getting pushed back and back and back on the to-do list.


4.) UNFINISHED PROJECT COLLECTION

You get really motivated to start things with all the best intentions, but the reality is nothing ever comes into completion. At this point, you have a collection of unfinished projects.


5.) EMOTION-BASED STAGNANCY

You know that you have talent and skill, but instead of taking action, you often feel like you’re swimming in guilt about how much unused time is flying by. It leaves you feeling overwhelmed.


6.) THE COMPARISON GAME

You look around to others and seemingly no one else has this problem, or at least not as bad as you do. They’re apparently all accomplishing huge things, but not you. You feel stuck and frustrated.


7.) 'THINGS WILL CHANGE' FANTASY

Simply put, you think to yourself, “one day things will change. It won’t always be this way.”



From the seven narratives listed, how many could you relate to? My guess would be at least one and based on my years of exploring how procrastination ticks, it’s entirely possible that you may relate to all seven.


Please know, if you do, you are in good company. The reason I’m able to cite these narratives with such ease is because they’re very commonly experienced. You are not alone.


If you are ready to transform your procrastination from inaction into traction, check out The Procrastination System.


"When we change our relationship to procrastination, we change everything."

-THE PROCRASTINATION SYSTEM


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