Procrastination as an Inner Rebellion

Jay Earley, Ph.D.

A common reason that we procrastinate is fear of failure. Another is fear of success. However, another interesting dynamics goes as follows: It is fairly common for Procrastination to be at least partly motivated by a desire to fight against a part of you that is pushing you to work hard. In other words, there are two parts of you at war-your Procrastinator and your Taskmaster. The Taskmaster Pattern involves pushing and demanding long, hard work, and also possibly judging you when you don’t meet these standards. [Read more…]