Please, please please don’t believe any article or method that tells you they have the cure for procrastination. Or that you can end it for good if you follow these four tips. Or the ‘How to end procrastination for good’ articles. That’s just not how it works. As any of the authors of famous books on procrastinaton will tell you…
Procrastination coaching may help you procrastinate less.
Procrastination coaching will probably help you procrastinate less. If you do the work involved.
Procrastination coaching could help you procrastinate less, provided it’s not therapy that you actually need.
Yet, I refuse to make false promises. Any good coach will tell you that they can’t do the job for you. A coach can’t change you. You are the only one who can change you. Parts of you at least. A coach can facilitate that process. They can inspire, can challenge, can do lots of things that help you change. But the changing is yours to do.
And yes, coaching is about change. If you don’t want real, lasting change, don’t get a coach. Or don’t get a good one, because it’s what you might get.
I’m not going to promise anybody to get rid of their procrastination for good. But you sure can learn how to deal with it yourself. And you can make a change in some of the underlying things that cause or feed your procrastination.
This is what I aim for in my coaching:
- long term change (for example in your mindset and habits)
- short term results (getting stuff done)
- making choices (doing the things that matter to you)
It could be you!