I just heard this woman say “you procrastinate because you
are afraid of rejection. It’s a defense mechanism, you are
trying to protect yourself without even trying," and I think I
just realized what was wrong with me.
Yep, this is a very, very common reason for procrastinating. It’s
also why procrastination, even though it's often associated
with laziness, is a fairly common trait in a lot of people with
anxiety and perfectionism issues.