We should do whatever we can to avoid procrastination. It has destroyed more dreams than cancer. Procrastination is putting things off till tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. People put things off for different reasons. Some people put things off for medical reasons. Others put things off because they just don’t want to do it.
If you want to be successful, procrastination is the first disease you should remove from your system. If you allow it to stay, it will do more damage to your future organs than you think. Procrastination is not good today, and it will never be good for anyone who wants to grow in life.
Let see what experts have said about procrastination. Let start with Mark Twain. He said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Did you see that? If you are a chronic procrastinator, how on earth can you get started? You can’t. To get ahead, you have to start moving. You have to start doing things (productive things, okay!). If you want to get ahead, start now.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Never put off till tomorrow, that which you can do today.” People do just that. Instead of putting it off till tomorrow, instead of watching your favorite TV show, do the first thing first, then you can spend the rest of the evening with your TV. Or you can start small. If you don’t know what to do, reach out to people or friends who have done it before. Pocket your ego, and go for what you want, okay!
Now, lets see why we ALL should do whatever it takes to avoid putting things off till tomorrow. We should avoid it for the following reasons:
Procrastination kills your time. When you put things off till tomorrow, you are wasting your time. You are killing your precious time. Remember, time wasted is time lost. Time is one of the things you never get back. Don’t do this to yourself. Instead of wasting your time, take action. Action is the only remedy to procrastination.
Procrastination increases your stress level. If you don’t want to increase your stress level, don’t procrastinate.
Procrastination leads to average work. It is what happens when you spend your time doing other things instead of working on your project. You have wasted your time. You have spent your time watching TV. As a result, you submitted crappy work to your boss or your professor. If you want a good grade, do a good job.
Procrastination makes things difficult for you. Procrastination makes things difficult for you because you don’t have enough time to finish your work, your project, or whatever it is. You don’t have time to concentrate and think about your work. You don’t have time to experiment, to brainstorm, to come up with more ideas. You don’t. What seems easy before is now very difficult for you, because there is not enough time to think.
Procrastination is the number one enemy of success. Successful people do the work. They don’t procrastinate. They are committed to their jobs. Procrastination is the number one enemy of success because you are not doing enough to take you to the finish line. If you want to be successful, don’t put things off. Do the right thing: don’t procrastinate. Take action. Get it done!
If you put things off, you are not growing. When you procrastinate, you are not growing. You are just running around in the same place. If you want to catch up to speed with yourself, stop putting things off. Start doing things. Start taking action. Stop giving excuses. Get into the zone of getting things done. If you get things done, success will come to you. Everything has a reward.
Procrastination allows you to escape doing the things you don’t like. If you are not comfortable doing the things that you are not familiar with, it is time to start thinking in a different way. Change your mind to change your life. Do the things that you don’t like, and you will never skip them again.
Remember, procrastination is a dream killer. If you don’t want to kill your dream, don’t procrastinate. Take action. Don’t get it right, but take action. Action is the cure to procrastination.