About the Episode
Taking the first step toward a goal or an achievement can seem easy and simple, but it may be the hardest step in some scenarios. Many of us find ourselves in situations where we procrastinate these actions due to a plethora of reasons. This very issue is what our guest today has dedicated his career to addressing. Eric Twiggs, Certified Executive Coach, speaker, and the author of “The Discipline Of Now: 12 Practical Principles To Overcome Procrastination,” joins us today to talk about how procrastination gets in our way to success and how to overcome the habit of procrastination.
We start the conversation focusing on Eric’s book, the content of it, and the target audience of the book. Getting into the core concepts of his philosophy, Eric dives into how the gap between our intentions and the way of execution can lead to procrastination. He also talks about the consequences of procrastination that come in different forms, such as stress, reduced creativity, damages to our reputation, and even some health implications that often go unnoticed but are caused by procrastination.
Another concept we discuss in-depth is vision. Concepts like vision statements, missions, and core values are predominantly used in the corporate arena, and we don’t see them being used in personal spaces as often. Eric beautifully translated these concepts in a way we can fit them into our personal lives and utilize them to achieve our goals. We also talk about the negative effects of having a vision without taking any actions and why we’re less likely to procrastinate when we’re working on something we’re really passionate about.
Being a perfectionist is one of those things that may get in our way to progress, and it can sometimes lead to procrastination as well. Eric shares his thoughts on some of the factors that become obstacles in our way to success, including perfectionism, fears, and negative mindsets. He also shares with us some strategies our listeners can utilize to overcome these obstacles. Wrapping up the discussion, Eric shares his thoughts on how building awareness about our own behaviors can help us overcome procrastination.