What Does Procrastination Mean To Me Essay

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Even though this essay is supposed to be about me, I would like to start it off with a quote from someone hopefully a little more well known than I. "I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars. I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over." - Warren Buffett. This quote could probably be taken in more than a few ways but I think the most obvious is that he takes the easy way out. That is what I first took away from the quote but after a few minutes had passed and I was on to other thing, something dawned on me. It may not have been Warren Buffets intention but, the way I chose to now see his quote, was to see it as a description for how people make procrastination work for them. A procrastinator is someone who waits until the last minute to do absolutely everything by simply doing something else. They could even procrastinate one chore by doing another. Another way to describe a
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This skill does not have a formal name but I refer to it as, and please excuse my language, the ability to pull work out of our asses. A friend of mine had one whole school week to complete a work assignment for his English class which he did not even look at for five days. On the day the project was to be presented, he was reminded of the presentation, and that it was due, by some others in the class who had spent a reasonable amount of time on their own project. Lucky for him, was chosen last to present the project and for the 45 minutes while the other kids presented, my friend worked on his project and finished it in time to present. Then the funniest thing happened, the teacher actually complimented him on the amount of time and effort he must have put in to creat such a well constructed project while the two that reminded him of it being due nearly failed. This is just one example of the magic us procrastinator have within
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