This is a discussion on Procrastination (#3) - Face your fear and do it anyway within the Looking for tutor (Primary/Secondary/JC) and any other subject forum, part of the Singapore Kiasu Parents Forum category; Students often procrastinate to practice the 10 year series because they ‘dont’t know that it is important’. In fact, even ...
Students often procrastinate to practice the 10 year series because they ‘dont’t know that it is important’. In fact, even when they know about it, they dont't do it. I strongly believe that if students practice enough for about 10 hours on each topic, they can master that topic. Many students procrastinate because they fear they'll look foolish if they fail.
But, do you know that it took Edison more than 10,000 failed attempts to discover the tungsten filament actually worked in the incandescent light bulb. A reporter asked him how he has the tenacity to go on working in the face of so many failures. Edison told the reporter that each failure gave him hope; every time he failed, he knew he was one step closer to finding the answer. Edison believed that "many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Students who score well make more mistakes than others because they never stop practicing. If you're not making mistakes, you probably aren't attempting enough. Force yourself to get out of your comfort zone and take action.
One kind of fear is good: You should feel guilty when you dont't finish a job, and you should fear the consequences of average performance. That kind of fear can be a powerful motivator to perform at your highest level.
Think of a time when you could have procrastinated but didn't. How did you feel? How could you turn that into a good habit? When fear threatens to stop you, ask yourself this question: What's the worst thing that can happen? Write down your answer as precisely as you can. Be prepared for the worst. Now write down as many solutions as you can think of. Decide on the best action and do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "dont't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that follow it."
Face your fear and do it anyway.