Well, think again.
Here are some of the common excuses you should definitely avoid.
Not good at managing time
Time management is a myth. Nobody manages time. You need to manage how you deal with things.
Lives are busier than before
Procrastinators often justify putting things off saying that they’re just too busy. But this excuse doesn’t pass muster since everyone else is just as busy. In fact, everyone has been just as busy for centuries.
This is a very insulting excuse to our ancestors. We may have replaced plowing the fields with answering emails, but there have been 24 hours in a day for centuries.
Only works best under pressure
Procrastinators think that they perform best when pressed against a deadline, but 30 years of research shows this isn’t the case.
Not a procrastinator, but a perfectionist
Although both procrastinators and perfectionists like to take their time, there’s a big difference between procrastinators and perfectionists and it lies in the motivation for delaying.
A procrastinator will save being judged on their work in order to continue being liked, or perceived as talented even if perhaps they aren’t.
Afraid of failure
Procrastinators often make excuses in order to keep up their public image. Afraid of being judged on their work, procrastinators would rather people think that they lack effort than ability. At least if they lack effort, it gives the impression that perhaps they do have ability.
If a procrastinator never finishes a task, they can’t be judged on it. Procrastinators are very social-conscious. Not only do procrastinators fear failure, they also fear success.