Day 84 (Eighty-four) of 365 days

Every one of us, one time or another has been a victim of procrastination, that urge to eschew studying and postpone a particular task for another day. We live in the 21st century, where time is our most precious commodity. And yet, we waste this precious resource procrastinating our time away.

You can tell whether or not you need to do something about your procrastination by examining its consequences (you get zero for a project because you never turned it in) or internal consequences (you feel anxious most of the time, even when you are doing something that you enjoy). When your procrastination leaves you feeling discouraged and overburdened, however, it is time to take action.

If you think you are a hopeless procrastinator, take heart! No one is beyond help. The fact that you procrastinate does not mean you are inherently lazy or inefficient. Your procrastination is not an untamable beast. It is a habit that has some specific origin and you can overcome it.

Most of us procrastinate because we fear the outcome of the task, have low self-esteem, weak determination, less focused and distraction as well as high impulsiveness. To ward it off however, we must plan our work. Detailed planning is necessary. The entire gamut of work may be divided into fragments and time fixed for completing each fragment will facilitate satisfaction and invigorating. What we must do right from the time we get up from bed down to the time we go to bed, must be clear to us and we must stick to it religiously.

The major difference between successful person and an unsuccessful person is that while the former put his decisions promptly into action and reap fruits, the latter procrastinates thereby depriving himself of the fruit.