Procrastination, Don’t know what it means? Procrastination means to put doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. If you are a normal, 21st Century teenager, chances are that you already know what procrastination is and have resorted to it quite a few times. And we’ve all received long lectures from our parents as to how procrastination is bad for us. I, for once, have had my grandma go on and on about how the world is going to blow up one day and I will still be busy procrastinating. But, in some cases, procrastination might actually be good.
Firstly, procrastination might be really helpful in certain situations of instability. For example, imagine that your professor has given you the assignment to be completed the next day. You don’t even begin thinking about it till late evening. And when you do, you realize that the instructions given were vague. Several others are facing the same problem and you decide to call the professor. The assignment itself is canceled as a result of this. Now, since you haven’t even begun, your efforts are not wasted. But there would have been some people who would have been tirelessly pondering about the assignment, without any result.
Bill Gates always used to say, “I always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it.” Believe me, your brain is never as creative as it is when you have an hour left to submit an assignment. When there is the last minute pressure weighing over you, your brain suddenly spurns into action like never before. Also, all the innovative shortcuts have been created by people who procrastinated too much and then didn’t have time for the normal route. Thus, procrastination might actually lead to more inputs from your side.
So, if you procrastinate sometimes, don’t beat yourself up about it. It might actually be good to procrastinate once in a while.