College Essay: Procrastination

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Procrastination is more than just a negative custom that needs to be taken out of society.

It is a trait that sucks the life of one's dreams and goals. Many have strong feelings of annoyance when they see people procrastinate. The ironic part is that procrastination is a cliché, and everybody does it. However, it is not to say that only an unprincipled person is one who practices procrastination. Furthermore, procrastination is not a covert. We see people, including ourselves procrastinating everyday. As a matter of fact, it is the most common explanation for motivational problems. Most people I know are willing to admit this is a great problem in their lives, and would benefit from a course in How to Eliminate Procrastination, but say they have to much to catch-up on, and will take it later. This is a perfect example of how procrastination grows into a natural action done self-consciously.

Being lavish with time will lead to many unaccomplished goals. Goals which in turn are our dreams. All the things we want to accomplish in life can simply be thrown away with the snap of one's finger. The bottom line is that the more people rely on each other to achieve their goals, the less that person accomplishes in the long run. You have to be able to fend for yourself. I mean if you can't do that now, there is no way you'd be able to make your way though college.

Our highschool teachers have been stressing that from day one. Nobody else is going to achieve your goals for you. If you want something, you must make the effort to go out and perform.

As far as procrastination goes, and any other negative aspect that may cross my path, I will make it my duty...