I was going to type this blog last month…
Okay, let’s stop joking around. Well, I hope you laughed. Procrastination is something that’s in all of us. I don’t care what the experts say. We will experience procrastination our whole life. It’s just how we handle it that matters.
I remember in high school when I was assigned a paper at school, I would wait two days before it was turned in to begin to write it. Mind you, I had over a month to complete it! I thought I was the coolest thing on the block. Everyone waited to type their papers in the last minute. It wasn’t until I entered college to realize how dumb I was. It’s never a good thing to wait til the last minute. Part of it was procrastination and the other part was being lazy. Although, I am looking back at my life and would agree about the lazy part.
Procrastination is something that is hard to shake off. I discussed earlier in my pen & paper vs computer blog about distractions. It will always happens at the wrong moment. For me, I could be doing nothing! But the moment I want to get something done, I suddenly have to check facebook, or go check my email. The distraction would take me over, that I would forget about what I wanted to do. That made me realize a very important point…That getting over procrastination takes skill to conquer.
You have to be in some type of mindset to battle procrastination. You have to understand me of the most important parts of conquering it; The longer you take to complete your goal, the harder it will be to finish it.
Have you ever sit down and watch a marathon? Or a track race in the Olympics? Have you ever notice the sprinter, pushing themselves to the limit to reach the finish line? Attempting to get past procrastination is just like that. You have to dig deep to finally start what you are trying to complete. Once I finally settle down and start doing it. The task is easy to complete. Now, I do take breaks every now and then. But, it’s not so bad that I would completely forget to finish it.
That’s what you got to do. You have to ‘Just Do It'(No, I am not getting paid by Nike). You have to put everything to the side, and have to complete what you want to get done. Granted, it won’t go away. It’s a constant struggle. But, you can fight it. Trust me, once you start it, it’ll be hard to not finish it!
- I’ll Get To It Later: Why People Procrastinate (mint.com)
- Procrastination Champion (basilisk555.wordpress.com)