Procrastination Is The Precursor Of A Failed Structure..Lose That Word

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty
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The way we work is a reflection of our attitude and how we think.  This is usually derived from our early childhood days, and what we learned in those early years is brought forth and played throughout our lives.  Real estate is a job that provides “no pre-warning” when new tasks are presented.  There is usually very little lead time.  On occasion, we have tasks that are not due for a week or a month.  How do you handle each task as it is presented?

For many reasons, I address each task immediately when it is presented.  There is never an occasion whereby a task is put aside to be finished in a week or by the end of the month.  The task is complete when it is given, regardless of when it is due.

If I have a newspaper ad to submit within a three week period, my ad will be submitted within the first 24 hours of that time period and I'll have plenty of time to change that proof.  If there are blog posts to be written, they will be prepared many days in advance and submitted in a timely fashion. 

Whether it’s a personal or business task, it will be completed in a timely fashion.  There is no “back burner” with this attitude; there is no procrastinating; and my greatest fear is to be bombarded with work and not generate a quality product.

If we think about the worst case scenario and work with that in mind “we will never put off until tomorrow what we can complete right now.”  Quality work cannot be generated when working under pressure.  There are many who will wait until the final hour to complete a task.  Procrastination is the precursor of a failed structure.  Remove the word, procrastinate, from your vocabulary and program yourself to pump out that work in a timely fashion.  You’ll feel accomplished; you’ll always be ready for the next task; and you will be capable of handling a phenomenal amount of work. 

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Barbara Todaro
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Sussie.... stay on it.... don't let it get ahead of you....

Oct 06, 2012 03:02 PM #4
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Doug Rogers
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Must admit, I procrastinated in college (outside my major). There were several nights I remember racing the sun to get the paper in before deadline. fun times!

Oct 06, 2012 03:17 PM #5
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Barbara Todaro
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Doug....I'm sure it was not your best work!!! fun or not

Oct 06, 2012 03:20 PM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Barbara, You and I think alike. I like to do things as soon as possible and never wait till the last minute.

I know a few procrastinators who are goofd friends  and this is the one thing that annoys me about them.

Oct 06, 2012 03:26 PM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Gita.... we have many of the same qualities.... I watch people in my office with the challenge of a photo finish on tasks...

Oct 06, 2012 03:33 PM #8
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Peggy Hughes
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Procrastination seems to be a personality flaw for me - but, I work at it consistently and it's getting better every day!

Oct 06, 2012 04:00 PM #9
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Barbara Todaro
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Peggy..... I'll never believe that...never.

Oct 06, 2012 04:07 PM #10
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Peggy Hughes
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You're very kind, Barbara... but, I go in fits and spurts.  I have moments (sometimes days) where I really struggle to fulfill my obligations on time.

Oct 06, 2012 04:14 PM #11
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Peggy..... we all struggle with this.... but I'm sure you're exaggerating.... you're too successful to procrastinate.... and too intelligent.

Oct 06, 2012 04:19 PM #12
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Peggy Hughes
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Too kind, my friend.....  thank you

Oct 06, 2012 04:32 PM #13
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Barbara Todaro
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hope you enjoy the games tomorrow.... I'm really looking forward to watching several of them.... of course, I'll be preparing monday's posts in between plays....

Oct 06, 2012 04:37 PM #14
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Rob D. Shepherd
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I too jump on situations immediatly. I get stressed when others in my family don't.

Oct 06, 2012 05:14 PM #15
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Rob.... it's like a natural reflex....

Oct 06, 2012 05:18 PM #16
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BarbaraT- you just found my middle name. It's something I'm always working on.
Oct 06, 2012 07:19 PM #17
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Lou Ludwig
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Barbara

Your right on the money with the post, when something has to be done the best time to do it is now.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 06, 2012 08:07 PM #18
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Praful Thakkar
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Barbara, now I can say you sound like my coach....lol!

And yes, despite the fact I know that I need to finish a task, it's done at last moment. Hopefully, I'll change that habit soon because...

"Remove the word, procrastinate, from your vocabulary and program yourself to pump out that work in a timely fashion.  You’ll feel accomplished; you’ll always be ready for the next task; and you will be capable of handling a phenomenal amount of work. "

 

Oct 06, 2012 09:39 PM #19
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My favorite saying is that I want it off of my plate ASAP. If I wait too long, I am afraid that I will forget something.
Oct 07, 2012 04:15 AM #20
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Ginny Gorman
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Can I hire you Barbara Todaro!! lol...you are my inspiration

Oct 07, 2012 05:30 AM #21
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Brenda Mullen
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I cannot stand suspenses, therefore I usually get something completed right away...however, if given the opportunity to procastinate...I will, I am like Kathy above, always working on that :)!  Another great inspirational post Barbara!

Oct 07, 2012 08:09 AM #22
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I hate having something hang over my head and when your running the office you can't wait for the last minute because you have a million interruptions.

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