95% of us procrastinate. Do you?
By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)
Have you ever wondered why some people never get around to doing the idea they always talk about? Other people procrastinate for a while and then actually do what they said they wanted to do.
Entrepreneurs are doers. So what goes on in the mind of people who turn into entrepreneurs?
Imagine you’re sitting and trying to creating something by yourself and the voices inside your head come out. Here is who they are:
- Fear: “…um, you might fail…”
- Procrastinator: “Is it the right time to do this?”
- Over-optimist: “It’s taking too long.”
- Nothing’ New: “Has this been done before?”
- Parent: “Should you be doing something else?”
- More Info: “Hey, do some more research?”
- Not Me: “Are you the right person to do this?”
- Popular: “What will your friends think?”
According to Dr. Steel Procrastination Equation, 95% of us procrastinate. Do you?
This post was originally posted at Founders & Funders.
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About the guest blogger: Anna Vital is a co-founder of Vash.co and founder of Funders and Founders, a San Francisco-based startup promoting startupization. She has been an entrepreneur since age 14 when she opened her fist business, a test-prep school. After attending Brigham Young in Utah, she attended law school in Nanjing, China. She speaks Mandarin Chinese, English and Russian. In her ideal world, everyone from moms to engineers to executives will do startups. Follow her on Twitter at @vitalhack.