Procrastination is the word applying to a more or less common tendency which is ours of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones. Or doing more enjoyable things in place of less pleasurable ones. And thus postponing reputedly things we’ve scheduled to a later time. And more frequently the extreme limit, when not to never as a matter of fact. But why do we procrastinate at the end?
Procrastination… We most likely do it for various reasons. When we feel like a task is kinda boring. When we think we don’t have all the skills to undertake it. Or when we just like lack motivation. Whenever we fear failure, or eventually success at times. When not as a reaction of rebellion…
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday”, said Don Marquis. To such an extend, it is to say how such an attitude may have bad consequences on a short/middle term. This in an environment seeing us dealing with a daily flow of sollicitations of all sorts. But also in the position to be able to interract with everybody regardless their geographical position.
Wherever we may be livin’, whatever we may be doin’, “Procrastination is like a credit card”, said Christopher Parker. “It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill…’ Coz’ always comes the time when we all have to face the reality, as opposed to figure it’s the other’s responsability/fault whenever something hasn’t been done.
The best solution to overcome procrastination is to begin by being aware. Noticing what we’re avoiding and eventually why. But also be honest with ourselves while admitting we’ve done so. And it’s even worse whenever our attitude may affect the others’s progression. Like regarding a reputedly common project for instance.
We all have to face reality at a moment or another. And be conscious of the fact that nothing comes out of nothing. That what we’re goin’ to get at the end is nothing but the result of what we’ve been seeding one day after another.
Makin’ a decision, whatever we may be doin’ is synonymous with things we have do in order to achieve an action. To reach a destination. And it can be so surprising at the end looking at the amount of time we’ve spent worrying over a task that would only take an hour or two to complete. Not to mention the fact that there’s hardly anything more gratifying than takin’up challenges one after another. Don’t you think???
Life starts today… without delay!
Editorials – Procrastination: the evil of the century?!?
Previously in the series…
We can’t stop the world (but we coud change it!)