This is a discussion on Procrastination (#6)- Take Action Now! within the Looking for tutor (Primary/Secondary/JC) and any other subject forum, part of the Singapore Kiasu Parents Forum category; I believe procrastination keeps majority of students from getting their desired results. What is it exactly? The word procrastination literally ...
I believe procrastination keeps majority of students from getting their desired results. What is it exactly? The word procrastination literally means to leave something "for tomorrow." It comes from the Latin words pro (for) and cras (tomorrow). Procrastination is the postponement of something that you know you should do.
There are no "born" procrastinators; they develop their bad habits one step at a time. And that's how you can develop new habits to defeat procrastination? Likewise, one step at a time. There is a saying, “Journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.”
But you have to take the first step.
The best advice in the world will do you no good at all unless you act on it.
So I encourage you to make a commitment to act on the tips you find here. You may not agree with everything I say; I fight a daily battle against procrastination, too, and I dont't always win. But you and I are on the same side-procrastination is our common enemy, and we both want to beat it.
You can't defeat procrastination overnight-if you're a procrastinator, you have been accumulating bad habits over a lifetime. But you can defeat procrastination by making a disciplined effort to get at the roots of the problem.
1st- Take full responsibility for your failures. One of the main causes of procrastination is the habit many people have of blaming their failures on circumstances.
2nd- Just do it. Successful people know that their success depends on a commitment to do whatever it takes to reach a goal. Success in all projects, large and small, is determined by the actions you take and your ability to stay focused on your goals.
3rd- Establish your priorities. What does it mean to change? To change is to choose a behaviour different from the one you're using now. We all have to fight the drift toward procrastination every day. If you're losing the war against procrastination, you need to get your priorities right.
The novelist George Eliot said,
"It's never too late to be the person you could have been." The best time to start is now.