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Procrastination: Your most dangerous enemy!

Updated on October 3, 2011

Procrastination is the act of postponing something that could have been done before. I consider procrastination as my biggest enemy as it’s something that holds me back from achieving my goals. You too should consider it as your biggest enemy. If you think that you don’t procrastinate, check out the following examples and see if they reflect your behaviour.

As a first example let’s say that you’re on a diet and know that you shouldn’t eat chocolate but your friend offers you a piece of chocolate and you decide to eat it with the reasoning that you’ll stop eating chocolate the next day. That is procrastination! If you keep on thinking like that you will never start your diet as there is always a next day…

As a second example I am going to assume that you need to write a 1000 word essay as an assignment. You know that you have to write it within 3 days. Instead of working on it diligently you end up postponing the task only to then work on it a few hours before the deadline. The continuous delay to do the task will lead you to write the essay very quickly without giving the appropriate importance to the quality of the article.

In both examples one may notice that you’ve achieved much less cause of procrastination. In the first example you’re not losing weight cause of your constant procrastination which results in you being unhappy as you can’t look the way you want to look. In the second example, procrastination has caused you not to give you maximum when writing your essay cause of the lack of time. This will result in you not getting the mark that you should really get.

As you might have noticed, procrastination stops us from reach our goals or achieving our dreams therefore it is very important that we do all we can to eliminate procrastination. I’ll soon be writing another hub that will inform you on what you may do to reduce procrastination significantly.

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      Virginia Kearney 5 years ago from United States

      You are quite right in pinpointing procrastination as one of the first things that makes a person unable to reach goals. I teach college English and can always identify the people who do not procrastinate, and see the results of those who do. The problem is that procrastination feels like you are rewarding yourself, but in the end, you are the person who is most harmed. Welcome to Hubpages!

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      Procrastination bites us all, just at varying degrees. When I'm tired, this monster really rears its ugly head. Best thing is to get enough sleep, and eat well. When I'm not fatigued, I find I am much less likely to procrastinate. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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      kat11 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the insight and excellent information. I totaly agree that everyone has a form of this even when we don't want too.

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