Dangers of Procrastination

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Procrastination is dangerous. It robs us of getting the best out of ourselves. And the result is poorer results than we could have achieved if we gave our best effort.

Christopher Parker said:

Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.

By endlessly putting things off, we are not escaping them we are just hoping we will either feel more like doing them on some other day. Or alternatively, that we will more qualified or more intelligent so we can do a better job. Whatever your motivation, both are a lie.

I struggled with procrastination on and off while I studied. I don’t think it’s something that you completely overcome. I was about 2/3 of the way through one degree and I had about a week to go until an assignment was due. I had overcome procrastination to a point but I felt I wrote better when I did the whole assignment all at once.

Anyway, I still hadn’t written anything with a couple of days to go and my grandfather passed away. Needless to say, the last thing I felt like doing was writing an assignment. So I ended up writing the whole thing on the day it was due which was not what I wanted to be doing. I would much rather have been spending time with family or preparing for the funeral but I had to write an assignment.

That’s the danger of procrastination. We don’t know what’s going to come up in our future. By leaving things to the last minute we may end up ignoring family or friends or end up shirking our responsibilities. All because in the first place we didn’t take responsibility and plan ahead of time to make sure we got our assignments done when we still had plenty of time.

Do you struggle with procrastination? Why do you think you struggle with it?

Leave a comment and let me know.

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