The tendency of people to keep the things postponing till last hour is called procrastination also.
Payment of electricity and telephone bills, submission of income returns, payment of insurance premiums etc. are some of the typical examples which people keep on postponing till last date. Many people even don't pay their house tax or property tax because of this tendency.
People keep on postponing preventive medical check-ups and visit a doctor only when it becomes unavoidable. Similarly they keep on postponing social visits to the relatives.
Thus it can be said that procrastination is one of common human weaknesses.
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But in offices and establishments, some people always keep the things pending to show that they are busy and at the last minute they will put the others at a risk. Such people will always make fun of people who complete their works well before the time to avoid last minute rush. They will also try to say that the other people who complete the work on time are not having sufficient work pressure or load.
But as far as I am concerned I will plan everything and try to complete at the earliest possible time so that we will have sufficient time to review and do any corrections if required.
Most of us know the importance of time but confuse between things that are important and how to prioritize the tasks. We need to have a discipline about how to identify tasks and work that is important, urgent and exigent. Once we know this, we have to delegate adequate time for each of the tasks.
For instance, if someone is staying in Bangalore as has to travel to the airport from the city center, they will give at least 2 hours for the journey just to reach the airport, not the check-in time.
Similarly, there are deadlines for tax returns, for bills, for fees to be paid, for insurance etc. One should not forget the timeline at the offices where jobs have to be completed keeping in mind the value of time for the clients and the company.
The reasons can be different . It may be of overconfidence on one's own capacity and ability and feeling the task as very light; or they may be feeling that they cannot complete the task as it is beyond their capacity; it may be to avoid the task if at all possible and let any other take up that; it may be that one expects there will be some change regarding the implementation or character of the task; it may be that the task is non-remunerative, repetitive and so not interested.
There can be many such reasons depending on what task is to be done.
But those who are meticulous in their planning and implementation and do not want the last minute hurry-burry and tension plan well and finish everything well before deadline, so that they can relax ad be free of tension.