“Here’s another assignment that I need to finish in a week.”

So how do you read this sentence as “oh, I have a week. Should I start now?” Or “Phww, I have a week, and I have not yet begun to procrastinate.” If your answer is the second phww, then Welcome to the real world, and it sucks.

“Procrastinators: Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today. Procrastination is the modern term for delaying important work for that extra slice of pizza or another episode of “The officeā€¯. Procrastination is Not only delaying tasks but also channelising your energy to an unimportant task. At first, it feels good, but in the end, you’re only screwing yourself.”


A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large. Procrastination seems fun till you realise there is a deadline. When you are chilling on your sofa on a hot weekend, you get a task. But it’s a chill weekend, so you have to make a choice. You make an excuse, and you leave the job for the hot weekday. But Rachael once said, “The nights are the hardest. But then the day comes, and that’s every bit as hard as the night. And then the night comes again. I know. At dusk. That’s such a hard time for me.” Every day is an excuse, and you procrastinate. But soon, the guilt takes over, and you feel helpless.

And then the end of the story is something like this, “You do it just before the deadline”, or never do it. In both cases, you are not working to your full potential. This is okay for your one next task, but every job will eventually lower your morale and create minor mental problems, like self-doubt, guilt, the feeling of helplessness.

“I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” So every time you keep your pen down and you walk on the path of procrastination. Maybe Tomorrow has something new for you. Perhaps Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”

Nothing in the world is as urgent that it couldn’t become even more urgent Tomorrow.

“NOW GO AND DO YOUR WORK.” in mom’s voice.


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