Procrastinating? Ask a question.

July 7th, 2010 in Career, discipline, PlanetGNOME

I find that when I’m procrastinating, I often have a question.

For example, this week I delayed submitting an expense report because I wasn’t sure what expenses were covered. The problem is that I didn’t realize that. I just procrastinated submitting an expense report and figured it was because they were no fun to do. When I finally sat down to submit the expense report, I realized I had a question. I sent it and got back a quick answer and suddenly I had no problem submitting the expense report. I no longer felt like procrastinating.

I also procrastinated responding to a business offer because I had questions as opposed to opinions. Again, it took me a few days to realize that. I thought I was just procrastinating writing up my response until I realized that I had a couple of key questions before I was willing to give my opinion.

So next time you are procrastinating, stop and think if you really have a question you need answered first.

One Response to “Procrastinating? Ask a question.”

  1. Lucas Rocha says:

    Oh, that’s a very good tip! Just realized I go through the same thing when I’m procrastinating. It’s always about an unanswered question that makes me feel uncomfortable to get something done.