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Relationship Between Procrastination and Time Management

Aug 17, 2007
Have you ever experience that it is difficult sometimes to say no to somebody who is good to us. Or we are afraid if we say no to that person, we might hurt her or his feeling. But in the other hand, we have many tasks which we need to accomplished on time, and we know with the additional works, this cannot be done. Find out on how to overcome these queries in this article.

Unless you want to take up from where Mother Theresa left off, you had better put your foot down and say sorry boss, but I just do not have the time. Behave like a diplomat. I remember reading somewhere that a diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a nice manner that you will actually start looking forward to the trip. I also came across the definition that a diplomat is a person who can say the nastiest things in the nicest way.

So that is just what you have to do. Done the mask of the diplomat and the next time someone approaches you with sugar coated requests to help them out, smile back at them. Give them a sugary sickly sweet smile. So much that anyone in their normal senses would want to throw up at the sight of your smile.

Then you could try telling them how much you love them. Extol at length what you think of the person and your relationship with him or her. And then tell them that what you are going to say is going to be a life long sorrow for you. It is something that will plunge you into the depths of despair and all that. And then put it painfully across, no, I am terribly sorry but NO.

And then when the person leaves your presence with a crest fallen face, wait till he or she is out of hearing range and then you can start that war dance. Or if you want you could try the hoola hoola.

Common face the facts, in today world of cut throat competition your very existence may depend on your ability to say no. And its miles better being a selfish pig than a sucker.

Procrastination The Final Enemy
Now lets get something straight. I have been preaching, moralizing and waxing eloquent about Time Management for quite sometime. But before I began this discourse, I forgot to ask you, what kind of person you are. No I am not bothered about your physique or your eating habits. Nor am I bothered about your interest in water beetles and rock formations. I just want to know if you are a procrastinator, because if you are, then there is no point in talking about time management.

So, are you a procrastinator.
Indeed this is a very silly question because we all are. Procrastination is as fundamental to human beings as the insatiable appetite for sex. No, you are not going to admit that either, but it is the truth. The old guy Adam who was chased out of Eden by God had them both. I mean the appetite for sex (how else do you think Eve coaxed him into having that fruit) and the habit of procrastination.

In fact, there is no official record that says that Adam was a procrastinator, but I think we can take it for granted since it is present in every human being that came after that.

Now, before you start thinking that the word procrastination has a sexual connotation, let me proceed to explain what the connection is between procrastination and time management. Procrastination is simply the habit of putting off for tomorrow what you can do today. Does it ring a bell now. The fact is that nine out of ten of us have this habit. We tend to postpone jobs and tasks. And procrastination is the villain, the unsuspecting sneak that upsets every plan connected with time management.

From this article we learned how important it is to learn to say no to somebody. Sometimes our success is also depending on our ego. Dont try to postpone the job if we can finish them by today, as tomorrow has their own duties to be accomplished, additional of unaccomplished works will really ruling the schedule.
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