A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of procrastination.
Google defines the term ‘procrastination’ to be “the action of delaying or postponing something.” Any act that one puts off to be done for later would thus be considered procrastination!
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill”, says Christopher Parker, the famous English actor!
Procrastination can be divided into 3 broad categories: classic procrastination, creative avoidance, and priority dilution. Classic procrastination is pretty self-explanatory in nature wherein one merely puts off things. Creative avoidance is to make up excuses for not doing a given work by citing justifications whereas priority dilution is to put off something deeming it unimportant at that moment. All of these are equally bad!
As noted American aphorist Mason Cooley states, “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.”
Finish that work you have kept waiting to be done! Don’t procrastinate.