Adults are frustrated with what the ‘younger generation’ gets impatient with. Are we really that different? Why must everything be achieved in a micro second? Why do we reboot the computer if a tab doesn’t open with the first click? Why do we keep clicking the remote when there is a 2 second delay to change the channel? Why do we lay on the horn when the light changes to green and we deem the first car has not reacted in time? We have all become one of those kinds of people to some degree.
The power of NOW. There is of course an upside to the notion of now. In relation to procrastination, the now action can be very powerful, motivating and positive.
Think of 3 things that you have been putting off doing. Now think about how long you imagine it will take to do one of those tasks. Now do one.
In my experience, the actual time it takes to do one of those annoying jobs is a fraction of the imagined time. Once one thing on your list has been crossed off the sense of completion, well being and empowerment can be quite addicting. It is much easier and manageable to just go on to the next. Doing this process and remembering the satisfaction of the outcome is a boost to the synapses and can be very integral to keeping the momentum going.
Why don’t you try it?