Just joined so perhaps a little introduction is in place.
I'm a 36 year old man from Europe (English is not my mother tongue, so sorry for the mistakes...)who has been struggling with procrastination for a few years now. Before that, I was procratinating as well, but it didn't really affect my life. But now I feel it limits me. I have a great job, I'm studying to get an extra master's degree. Yet somehow I seem stuck. At work, I feel I can do so much more; but I always postpone things and end up doing nothing (as I like to call surfing the web). I can do so much better, also in my studies.
I'm also a really shy guy, which doesn't help either. I fear rejection, I fear discussion... so i want my work to be perfect. Since I can not obtain perfection, I guess I choose to postpone work, untill I get the inspiration for perfection (which never comes). I don't prepare meetings, because I'm too shy to give my opinion: what if they think i'm stupid?? And of course, if i don't prepare my meetings, i actually have nothing to say. So it has become a vicious circle, and I havent yet succeeded breaking it.
So I wonder if anyone else over here has the same problems (procrastination and shyness)