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May 21, 2008

Procrastination or Simply Being Lazy

"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow
what should have been done the day before yesterday"

— Napoleon Hill

The above quote says it all. How procrastinating things is a bad habit. I believe some of us have this bad habit and never thought of how we became a victim (though I guess we knew how we were slowly becoming victims of this viscous habit).

I have to admit that I have let the act of procrastinating grow over the years. Strangely it is more in my personal life than in my work life. Its odd as many times it is the other way round. Guess its because of me being a workaholic.

What I am trying to find out is whether I have the habit of procrastinating or I am being simply lazy. I remember that during my childhood days I used to avoid doing work. Somehow I don't remember when this act of being lazy grow into a procrastinating. My family can still vouch for this and can even go blah blah blah (Thankfully they don't read in what I write out here). The one thing that I never told them that I was quick on tasks which I find good otherwise I kept on delaying it. Also there were some benefits of my procrastinating things. For e.g., Changing the name in the electricity bill turned out to be a quite a tedious task with the officer saying that I would have to shell out around 2800 bucks to get it done. As there were some discrepancies in the electricity bill for the past month, I decided to apply for the same few months late. I got a lot of crap from my family for this. Somehow they also had the expression of amusement when I got the work done without giving in a single penny. Howzzat!!

There have been other instances as well. Somehow procrastinating things had been a blessing in disguise. Overall it did some damage though. One thing that I don't understand is why I procrastinate things related to family and not with my friends or at work. I guess this has to do something with maintaining a good social image. I also realized the fact that I was lazy in the start, somehow it got transformed into procrastination. Though I have not really made an attempt to overcome it. I am thinking of do it now. After all who won't like to keep their family happy :D

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