How I Finally KO-ed Procrastination On My 9999th Attempt
Today, I had this inner urge. Inspired partly by Jenn Mark’s article: How To Get Unstuck, I thought it was time for me to explore my relationship with “Procrastination” in a more intimate manner. On dictionary.com, it says this: the action of delaying or postponing something.
My First Acquaintance“Procrastination” was a word first introduced to me about just over a decade ago.
Prior to that, whenever I delayed or postponed an activity I should or ought to be doing, my mom defined that as “laziness”.So going through most of my life, I was under the impression a streak of laziness existed within my inner core. Nonetheless, I’ve always met my professional deadlines at work and due dates for school assignments. “I have to” was always first and foremost in my mind. I never questioned in depth on why I procrastinated when I did that. Looking back at the types of homework I used to put off till the last minute. The English essay about environmental pollution. A picture of a beach that I had no inkling how to start. The Java programming assignment I didn’t have confidence I could even complete. The procrastination stemmed from “not knowing how” and lack of interest. But I had to. Somehow submit a completed piece. I recalled how I used to excitedly spend hours poring over my math homework. How I dived straight into writing novel reviews during vacation breaks. The extra hours I put into training just to score an A for my physical fitness test. It should have seemed pretty obvious.