Motivational Poster of the Week: Procrastination

Ben Lippert

If you don’t breathe you will die. Take time to relax this spring.

Procrastination is something that practically every student has fallen victim to at some point in their academic career.

I’m here to tell you that there’s nothing wrong with procrastination. We are busy! There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, and sometimes you have to prioritize your duties.

The version of procrastination that I just described is the productive version. There is another version that is often associated with laziness, and this picture depicts it perfectly.

Think of this blank sheet of paper as the canvas that all your goals and ideas are placed on. When you procrastinate the sheet stays blank, but when you put forth effort, the sheet fills up.

It’s really that simple!

You don’t have to succeed right away; in fact, most things take time. A big accomplishment often starts with a small idea and a little motivation, and then blooms into something wonderful.

This week, take ten minutes to construct a list of things you want to accomplish in the next few days. Some things should be small, and some things should lead to the big picture. For instance, if you’re working on your resume, make one of your objectives to call two people to use as a reference.

There is no challenge too big, and you will be amazed at how much you can do with just a little motivation.