Creative thinkers are a group on their own that include entrepreneurs and artists. Watch the following Ted talk by Adam Grant which I found very insightful due to the fact that he talks about procrastination a lot while creating a distinction between his concepts of procrastination and procrastination.

If you want to learn how procrastination is actually a good thing and how maturing an idea is probably better for your reality then find out more below.

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Creativity is a response to a tension/resolution system in the following way. A problem is presented to the conscious mind and “let go” to find resolution in a possible creative solution and not mere problem solving. A major underlying question to resolve the problem is not in addressing the actual problem head on but to submit this to the subconscious by knowing what needs to be done and by when it needs to be done.

Creative thinkers let time and their subconscious handle the tension and rely on creative solutions to bubble up and present itself in various thoughts and forms. This is why journaling is such an effective tool to reflect on the thoughts that come to you either continuously or from time to time.

Procrastination which gets discussed in the video presentation is a very misunderstood term which is ambiguous at best. Procrastination is really a deferment of action till tomorrow, or another day, because all the information to address the task or action that needs to be performed is not ready for expression.

An incubation time is needed to have the idea ferment and gather related associations that is available though memory recall or digital retrieval techniques. I look up the meaning of words to find out it's inherent function and the power it holds to shape our ideas and ultimately our reality.

The Meaning of Procrastination:


delay or postpone action; put off doing something.
late 16th century: from Latin procrastinat- ‘deferred till the morning’, from the verb procrastinare, from pro- ‘forward’ + crastinus ‘belonging to tomorrow’ (from cras ‘tomorrow’).

Procrastination is your cue

Procrastination is a normal and sensible delay in taking action towards a certain goal – specifically because key elements are not identified, nor ready to be presented or the position of the value being created is not set.

Usually procrastination in a creative individual is caused by overwhelm when considering the small actions that need to be taken to complete the project.

Procrastination is an ambiguous term that does not reflect on you as a person but on the complexity you are facing which is invisible to you.

Most action is delayed because of an inconsistency between what you what you want to create and the actions or skills needed to complete the creation.

Consider small steps on a daily basis and let momentum take care of the rest. 

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