Procrastination: An Evil

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Procrastination affects a large number of people and stands in the way of many accomplishments and goals. Unfortunately for these individuals, procrastination is a large obstacle that must be overcome. Many people define procrastination in a different way and have a assorted reasons for why people procrastinate. Although, with much effort, sternness, and practice, one can overcome their imperfection and excel. Procrastinate is defined as “To put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done. (procrastinate. 2011.)” I must admit that I find myself guilty of procrastinating on a daily basis! According to “”Procrastination Definition”” (2010), many people procrastinate because it gives them a sense of satisfaction and freedom from having to endure an unlikable task. Considering everyone encounters unpleasant responsibilities in their lives, everyone procrastinates occasionally. I have to concur with their description as I procrastinate on cleaning my house for the same way of thinking. Even though I know that this chore must be done, it feels good to sit around and put off doing the tedious duty. Douglas Vermeer (2007) states, “procrastination occurs in varying degrees for three reasons: 1) unanswered questions about the task; 2) unresolved fears about doing the task; 3) insufficient motivation to take on something new.” I can relate with his theory in the fact that when I am skeptical about particulars of a task or it is something I am not familiar with, I will procrastinate starting such task. Finally, Kurt Kleiner (2007) believes that procrastination is caused by the fact that “We have more readily available distractions, like the Internet and computer games. And many jobs are becoming more self-structured, which means it’s increasingly up to us to impose our own work goals and...
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