It must be human nature to want to put thing off till later. Humans seem to have perfected the art of procrastination, and so many need help with it. Why else would there be a library full of time management and anti procrastination books. What is more, more books and ebooks are being published every month and can easily fill up a person's shelves.
If only we would realize that one of the best things people can do to end procrastination is to have a good enough reason why. Why, oh why do people need to do the things that they set out to do? A set of well formed goals can definitely help in this regard.
And does a person set about creating or defining a well defined goal? This can be accomplished once they are clear about the whole process. Understanding why they are doing something contributes a significant amount to the feelings of commitment, which have to be present in order to create the motivation required.
Figuring out what a person really wants often begins with figuring out what they do not want. Just listen to what the answer to the question “What do you want?" usually is. Most people can only answer this question in the negative, ie what are the things that they do not want. That is why the answers to the “What I want" question can usually be derived by flipping the answers around when the negatives surface.
And if still more help is needed, there are software products that can ask you a series of questions, and from those answers, a definitive answer to the question of what goals the person is aiming towards can be answered.
Among the various other tools and techniques for time management and especially for stopping procrastination, goal setting is an important part of the whole. And being an important part, education on how to set goals effectively must be foremost on anyone's mind.
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Shafir Ahmad of http://www.ShafirAhmad.com is the author of “The Experts Guide to Managing Your Time".