The 7 Enemies of Procrastination

Zaid K. Dahhaj
3 min readAug 2, 2020

“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin


Why do you experience it?

This article will speak on the seven enemies that destroy your potential, enthusiasm, and results.

Enemy #1: Habit.

People procrastinate because it’s what they’ve always done.

When an important task comes into focus, you don’t treat it like a big deal because the momentum of habit subconsciously controls you.

It’s crucial to take control of your habits, and the only way to do that is to develop an awareness of what you do.

Habits either work for or against you.

Enemy #2: Poor Self-Esteem.

Deep down, you don’t believe in yourself. No will. No confidence.

Why would you confront the work if you have already programmed yourself to fail?

Deep down, you understand that you’re not confident enough to follow through and take action. You are caught up in a vicious cycle of negative thinking and defeatist mentality.

Enemy #3: Negative Association.

You seek activities that please you and avoid ones that manifest pain.

Here’s your problem:

You associate healthy activities with pain and unhealthy ones with pleasure.

Great things begin to manifest in your life once you associate disciplined actions with positive outcomes. Vision is crucial for this reason — you must see into your ideal future to take positive action.

Enemy #4: Too Much, Too Soon.

People bite off more than they can chew.

Few understand the power of daily incremental progress. Everybody loves to focus on trying to get everything done at once, yet this only contributes to an overwhelming and neurotic mentality.

I’d rather get one thing done and relax for the rest of the day than be worried…



Zaid K. Dahhaj

Sleep King. Helping family men fix fatigue in less than 42 days without letting loved ones suffer. Founder: The 2AM Podcast.