Saturday, October 11, 2008


Procrastination...Yeah, I know its a heavy term. Procrastination is defined as the feeling to put off things till another day or time. More than anything else, this hampers the growth of a person. "I'll do it tomorrow", "Oh! there is all the time in the world to do this", "I'm in no mood to do this right now" are some of the favourite lines of people who procrastinate. Trust me, I am(or rather was) one among them :D.

Why do people procrastinate? Why do they want to put off things although they know that its going to do them more harm than good? And why do people think there is a better time to do something other than "now"? Putting things off to some other time is a drug. And once you get used to it, no matter how hard you try, you can't get over it. You procrastinate the urge to overcome procrastination ;).

They say, there are three ways to tackle a problem- Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. You can't run away from the problem all the time. At some point of time, you have to realise that you have to tackle it. And even if you manage to run away from it , your victory won't be as great as it would be if you go through it. When you want to do something, don't put it off for the next day. Wanting to do something means that your mind is energetic and excited about the prospect of working but your body isn't co-operating. Just beat the body and tell him who the boss is.

Let's say you want to write a piece of poetry late night and you want to wake up and start writing it. But your numb body says, not today buddy, tomorrow morning. Just don't listen to it. Because you'll get a great amount of pleasure if you write that bit of poetry then, no matter how frivolous it maybe. Because you never know what's going to happen the next day. You have an exam tomorrow and have to study for it. Your body says, no not now. The weather's so good and its high time you enjoy it. Both of us know that it isn't about the weather but just because you are too lazy to go and pick up your boring books. And although you won't go and study, you'll have a nagging feeling all day that you should've done it. But if you go and finish your work, you'll feel really good about it.

Procrastination is a sign of losers. When you can't concentrate your energies on the task at hand and try convincing yourself either that it isn't important or you can do it any other time, you are going nowhere. Winners are winners because of their Commitment. Just because they can put their worries, problems and temptations aside and perform the task, they are winners. And the feeling of achieving something is far, far greater than the pleasure attained by all those trivial temptations.

So, folks! beat your laziness, get up, brace yourself and be a winner. I know, most of those people who know me must be laughing their heads off for whatever I said. They have a right to say that for whatever I've been. But as I said, I'm going to say nothing against them. All I can do is DO :D.

Procrastination is reading this page when you have a huge report due tomorrow.

1 comment:

Dhruti said...

this gives a unanimous drive to start up the "batti of dimag".. but the point is, here am reading ur blogs to burn ma time, wen i got xams from tomorrow :P (implies, havent and unable to surface any word from the book for the xam!)