Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 96: The Psychology of Procrastination

Episode Date:Jun 6, 2023

Discover the psychology behind procrastination and its impact on personal and business growth. Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche In Control, shares insights on understanding and overcoming procrastination tendencies. Explore how procrastination affects health, relationships, personal growth, and business decisions. Gain practical strategies to combat procrastination and take consistent action towards success.

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition.
Today’s topic is this “The Psychology of Procrastination”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.

So this morning, I was doing my morning routine and reflecting on the tendency for business owners to know what they need to do but hesitate doing it.

We’ll delve into the psychology of procrastination as it applies to business owners. Why do we hesitate when faced with decisions we know we need to make? By understanding the psychological underpinnings of procrastination, we can work towards overcoming it.

Why is it Important?
Understanding the reasons behind our procrastination helps us overcome the barriers to our success. It’s crucial in all areas of life, not just in business. It can impact our health (body), our peace of mind (being), our relationships (balance), and our entrepreneurial journey (business).

What is the Lesson?
The lesson is that procrastination, rooted in fear, perfectionism, or indecision, is a significant roadblock to success. But like a gardener who patiently tends to his garden despite not seeing immediate results, we must learn to take necessary actions in our business and personal lives, even when the outcomes are not immediately evident.

How to Apply it:

Don’t let the fear of starting prevent you from taking care of your health. Start with small, manageable goals like a 10-minute walk or eating one healthy meal a day. The garden of your health will flourish only if you consistently tend to it.

Don’t let perfectionism stop you from personal growth. Start a new hobby, learn a new skill, or adopt a new habit without worrying about being perfect at it. Your personal development is a garden that needs regular nurturing and care.

Don’t let indecision harm your relationships. Have those difficult conversations, spend quality time with your loved ones, and make adjustments as necessary. The garden of your relationships requires maintenance and attention.

Don’t let procrastination stop you from making vital decisions. Like a gardener, you must regularly tend to your business, making the necessary decisions, and taking the appropriate actions, even if the results aren’t immediately visible. Your business is a garden – it will only grow and prosper with consistent care and effort.