The procrastinator {ouch!}

The procrastinator is often remarkably optimistic about his ability to complete a task on a tight deadline; this is usually accompanied by expressions of reassurance that everything is under control. (Therefore, there is no need to start.) Lulled by a false sense of security, time passes. At some point, he crosses over an imaginary starting time and suddenly realizes, "Oh no! I am not in control! There isn't enough time!"

I recently downloaded the StayFocusd app for Chrome, and this paragraph (which is a challenge exercise before you can change any of your settings) rings painfully true:

The procrastinator is often remarkably optimistic about his ability to complete a task on a tight deadline; this is usually accompanied by expressions of reassurance that everything is under control. (Therefore, there is no need to start.) Lulled by a false sense of security, time passes. At some point, he crosses over an imaginary starting time and suddenly realizes, “Oh no! I am not in control! There isn’t enough time!”

I believe the original source is a Cal Poly document on procrastination, but wherever it came from, it’s a convicting paragraph for me!

Are you a procrastinator? Does this describe your thought process when you procrastinate?

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Oh, this is so me! I’m finding that I used to still pull of my commitments and deadlines about 99% of the time. Not so since having kids. Definitely one I’m working on and plan to continue this year.

  2. LOL! Yes, for sure!

  3. Yep, totally me. Also, I went to Cal Poly. I don’t remember them sharing that info with me. LOL.

  4. Oh my, yes! I keep thinking I will be less of a procrastinator . . . but, um, I keep crossing those imaginary starting times.

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