If instant gratification were one side of a coin, what would the other side be?
We procrastinate when we resist doing difficult work that is most important to us. When confronted by doubt and fear, the mind tends to lean away from those feelings in favour of pleasure. It seeks to avoid confrontation and replace it with gratification.
Instant gratification and delayed confrontation form a partnership that prevent us from doing our best work. It pays to be mindful of ways the ways in which we procrastinate. It also helps to identify what we’re running away from.