Here are some possible reasons that others don’t get it done. One possible reason is a lack of motivation. Sometimes a task doesn’t seem valuable, so it is difficult to act. For example, if you don’t think that working hard will really help improve a grade in a class, you don’t try. Another reason could be that the task appears too overwhelming. If you can’t break a large task into its smaller parts, then you might not understand how to proceed. For example, if you feel that applying to college is too overwhelming, you might not start preparing early enough. Still another reason is a fear of failing or the belief that you really can’t succeed. For example, if you don’t think that preparing for the SAT or ACT will result in a satisfactory score, then you might not put out adequate effort to study.
Understanding the reason why you procrastinate can help you to behave in a more productive manner. If you are a procrastinator, then think about these reasons for procrastinating and identify why you do it. Once you understand why, you are on your way to accomplishing your goals.