People procrastinate activities such as washing the dishes, doing homework, and accomplishing their goals. There are many reasons to why we procrastinate on small things like dishes or homework, but these reasons should not apply when people are pursuing important goals they want to achieve.
There are many reasons as to why people don’t do the things they set out to do, but if they really want something they will find a way to get it. Achieving our goals is not easy and there can be many obstacles. For example, we have more responsibilities and obligations as we get older and these can make it difficult to find time. However, it is not impossible.
“I have to go to work and at home I don’t have much time,” said Kyung Tae Kim in an interview with JSR. “However, if I manage my time and make time to practice I can improve significantly.”
“One of my goals is to become a good golfer. I have currently been playing for three years and although I have gotten better it is not going as fast as I want it to,” said Kim. “I think that even though there are things that people really want to do…, people are not willing to put in the work necessary to achieve them. Chasing after something changes your life, making you work much harder and sacrificing time and effort which most people are not willing to give.”
“I have always wanted to go biking up a mountain with my uncle, …but he took on a new job and doesn’t have the time anymore,” said Jason Lee, a sophomore at Fairfax High School, to JSR.
However, Lee blames himself more than his uncle for not making the trip.
“I could go myself; I have just never gotten around to doing it,” he told JSR. “If I were to go alone on the mountain I would most likely get lost midway, but if I exercised more I am pretty sure I could do it.”
A 2012 survey conducted by Chika Katono and Kenny Hua for a college seminar in 2012 showed that the main reason of procrastination is too many distractions followed by not having enough time. The survey also revealed that the main factors of procrastination are lack of time management and self control.
Procrastination is a problem we all face. However, everyone should try to achieve their goals no matter how difficult they may be because that is much better than not trying at all.