The biggest reason that people have low levels of productivity is procrastination. We put everything off until the last minute and either get it done haphazardly or not at all. Why do we procrastinate? All this does is make a task seem harder and certainly more time consuming, as much of the time that is spent worrying about not completing the task could actually be spent doing it.
The reason behind procrastination is, more often than not, fear. Our subconscious mind associates doing this task with something to be afraid of and goes out of its way to prevent us from undertaking it.
Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk. And it masks itself as procrastination – Lisa Anderson
Facing our fears, and conquering them, is the best way to start moving forward. It takes 21 days to create a habit and 10,000 hours to master a task.