In this video, David Riklan of Selfgrowth and Coach Tom Preston, discuss how your reasons for procrastination may actually be pretty good. You see, learning to procrastinate on things that aren’t part of your core values is a kind of mental training that leads to focus and growth.

What do I mean by this? Well, in today’s world, there are so many things that we could be doing every day. The reason why I say procrastination can be beneficial is that it’s a way of filtering out the things that don’t matter as much to you.

Your goal should be to prioritize those things that you’re really good at and to block or delegate the things that you COULD do but aren’t really meant to. In other words, you should be procrastinating on the stuff that’s not in your “lane.”

This is why I say your reasons for procrastination may actually be pretty sound.

But before you start procrastinating you need to do a little mental training. You need to figure out who your authentic self is – that is, what your purpose for being truly really is. Once you’ve done that, you then need to find the courage to procrastinate on all of those things that don’t fit your authentic self.

What is that thing that you’re programmed to do? What innate ability and desire do you possess? Once you figure that out, it becomes much easier to prioritize tasks because you’ll know what’s important to you.

Don’t procrastinate on finding reasons for procrastination! Find out what your purpose is and then eliminate all of the distractions. It may take some mental training, but once you learn to do this, your life will become more focused and more productive.