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How To Suck It Up and Call.

December 6, 2008

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This is from Psychology Today (the fact the article is from 2003 and not really today doesn’t change the message):

Procrastinators tell lies to themselves. Such as, “I’ll feel more like doing this tomorrow.” Or “I work best under pressure.” But in fact they do not get the urge the next day or work best under pressure. In addition, they protect their sense of self by saying “this isn’t important.” Another big lie procrastinators indulge is that time pressure makes them more creative. Unfortunately they do not turn out to be more creative; they only feel that way. They squander their resources.

I have no idea at what point people officially become procrastinators (I have no idea at what point things officially suck either but I like to use the word officially ) but how many of you are putting off that phone call you know you should be making right now?

You know the one. It’s the call to that contact whose reception blocks you and gives you a hard time. It’s that job which could lead to a contract with the entire company. It’s that call which could get your ball rolling. It’s the roll which could make enough money for you to get through the first part of the year. It’s the period which could lead you to make a new hard contact. With a new snotty receptionist…

This is what you do. Just suck it up and call.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2008 3:18 am

    Amen.

  2. Tim permalink*
    December 7, 2008 8:46 am

    Thanks.

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