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?

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