Good evening(A very late one, from India.) Good morning. Good Afternoon and also Good night to all the people in every corner of the world out there, who are reading this.
The one thing, process, a habit or rather say a word that we all are familiar with is the word PROCRASTINATION.
Procrastination is the avoidance of a task that needs to be accomplished. Rather than avoidance I will use the word ‘delaying’ that too, intentionally. Almost everyone of us out here and there, has at some point in his/her life has said to himself/herself, “It is no big deal. I will for sure finish this task tomorrow.” or “I know this is very easy. I will do it the very next moment. It will hardly take 20-30 minutes for me to complete it.” Ladies and Gentlemen this habit of yours’, rather ours’ is known as Procrastination in the grammatical world.
I will give you all a very recent example. When i say “very recent” it means like an example or a process which was undergoing a few minutes before i started writing this post out here. And that too this delaying activity of mine was continuing from the past 2 days. Each hour, I used to think of writing the blog but was busy so, as a normal person I also told myself that, “It is no big deal. I will take my laptop and do it the very next hour I get free.” And the result is here. The very next hour is here. At last, I did it.
I constantly kept on thinking about this topic, this habit, of most of us and the question which I came up with was, Why do we procrastinate?
The answer is quite simple and logical as well. We do so, because this is the natural human tendency that, we do something much better when we have pressure on us. The last moment thing, that last minute habit. That last minute pressure of completing a task forces us to focus much well. It gives an energy boost to complete the task in the remaining period of time. We did our job. We are happy. “ALL’S WELL, THAT ENDS WELL!” 👍😊
Now again rewind everything my friends. You got the task. You started delaying it. You keep on postponing. The last moment arrives and you are having all the energy boost, pressure, focus and everything that you require at that moment. But you do not have time to complete it. Let us ignore the time aspect and, for a second let us say that you completed the work. Excellent! But don’t you see the total amount of risks you have taken in the “I will do it later.” process.
What if one of the thing you are doing goes wrong?, because you are under pressure my friend. Have you ever thought of it? No! Because if we had done it, there would not have been any such “I will do it later.” process. There would not have been any delays in submitting reports, assignments, projects, homework, forms and papers. Everything would have been completed on time.
Somewhere or the other we all are responsible for a lot of mess around us. The dirty streets, the undone works, the projects waiting for a touch of our hands, the assignments out there hoping that someday they will be completed before the due date.
In the end when we are unable to do a specific work on time, we simply blame it on others, we find a reason, an excuse that would for the time being “procrastinate” the blame from us and save us.
This is all because, we just focus on the present and never think, What would be the consequences of our habit in the coming future?
If we start thinking about it once, I promise no one of us is going to promise any sort of work to be done in future. Everything will be done there and then at the very moment we get the task. There will be no delays, no lags, no complaints in this world. We all will not be having any uncompleted works or tasks.
There are so many people around me in my college, who keep on delaying the tasks, assignments, projects. This type of thinking can help us in the present, but is not going to benefit us at all in the upcoming future. This habit is going to deteriorate us.
We all should look beyond this thinking and stay really energized and do our work before the due date. I promise you all that, you all will be feeling the change like I am feeling right now, while writing this blog. Now I do not feel like stopping, and keep on expressing everything I am feeling right now. And friends, it feels really good doing so. Not delaying tasks, and doing them before the prior time. It gives a positive feeling. A feeling of satisfaction.
Try it once. I promise no one of you will be unsatisfied. What you need to do is, just hold your fist, take a deep breathe and move forward to complete your task. You will see that you do not require or need that “last minute pressure” and that we all are capable of doing our jobs on time. Before the due date! Remember, “A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine.”
Complete your work on time!
“The Sooner, The Better!”
P.S.- I was not averting the blog, just that I am a bit busy studying for my examinations. Really sorry for a late post. Thankyou for taking out time and reading the post. Please follow via email or subscribe so that you do not miss my next post. ☺