I put the pro in PROcrastination. Since high school started, I have always waited until the last minute to do things. One example is this blog, I totally forgot about this whole weekend, no wait I lied I did think about it once and you know where I was? I thought about my blog while I was on the dance floor at prom. Pathetic right?
Anyway, when I was kid in elementary school I had my homework done within the hour that school ended. I ask myself, why is it that when I got to middle school and high school I put things off until the last minute? I remember as a ten year old my motivation to get good grades and get my homework done quick was competition. There was this boy who always tried to do better than me and I wanted to outsmart him, it didn’t help that I also had a long-lasting crush on him. When I got to middle school, I just lost all motivation: my parents were not as strict about homework anymore and I was basically left to do homework on my own time.
When I got to high school, it only got worse. High school is the time when people start going out, start having boyfriends and girlfriends and they discover partying and drugs. What’s my excuse? I don’t think I had my priorities right and I thought having a lot of friends was at the top of the priority list. For some reason though, my first semester of senior year I got straight A’s for the first time in my life. In the midst of college applications and applying for scholarships I was still able to maintain those grades. What was my motivation? Why did I strive to do so well? To this day I am still not sure, I just wish I could get that motivation back before it’s too late.
Lesson of the day: Know your priorities and don’t let anyone get in the way of your success, even that dumb little boy who thinks he is better than you.