Hello - New Member
I'm so glad to have found this site. And I have to agree with 100% of everything I have read so far. Chronic procrastination is not 1) a joke, 2) a choice, or 3) something one can simply talk oneself out of. As everyone on this site know too well, chronic prastination is serious disorder that lies outside of one's control. Finally there are people who understand what I'm experiencing!!!!! I'm so happy to see an addiction paradigm applied to procrastination. That's what this is. We are alcoholics without the alcohol, crack addicts without the crack, etc.
About me. For the last 30+ years, procrastination/low self-control has severely limited my professional, financial, and social accomplishments. I have had to quit high paying jobs (or face termination) due to procrastination-related performance issues. I almost sabotaged a masters degree due to a "overdue" paper (that could have been written in a matter of hours). I have lied, deceived, and evaded to cover up my addiction (and then lied to myself about my behavior). Like most people on this site, I was able to coast though life on my intelligence (and creative excuse-making). It's always amazing how we seem to fool ourselves into thinking that everything is fine becuase we were able to "pull it off." We buy into such lies as "I work best under pressure." What bull sh*t!. No, we don't work BEST under pressure, we ONLY work under pressure.
Imagine what we'll be able to achieve when we recover from this affliction! I look forward to working with, sharing with, and helping all of you to fullfill our full potential by finally getting this monkey off our backs.