The perils of procrastinationProcrastination is very much there in our Indian blood. In offices, we often find a subordinate, who literally packs up some forty minutes before the scheduled close of time, and if asked to do any work, would just say "Sir, I will do it tomorrow morning". When forced to do the work, he would come up with an excuse that his wife is sick or even recall hid dead grandmother, and claim that she is sick!!
Procrastination is the art of postponing things. We all do it. The Westerners don't. Their never say die spirit is something that we need to learn from them. Professors trained abroad, would sit at the same table, for as many as five hours at a single stretch, and keep writing or reading, at the prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad, even if its well over 8 PM in the night. They would come back the next day and continue with their research work.
Hard work is the key to success. The "do it now" attitude to life is vital.
A Systematic Investment Plan, started at the age of twenty-four, for just Rs.500/ -per month, would have given us something like 3.6 lakhs in a good mutual fund, only if we had done it. Similarly, planning through small recurring deposits, picking up a housing plot at a throwaway price in the far away suburb of the city are all decisions that we need to take, NOW.
It is now or never. Those who succeed see merit in every small thing. They tend to see light at the end of every tunnel, are optimistic and do every bit to make their lives better.
Members will have interesting stories to tell, based on their life experiences. Let us not procrastinate. Let us not allow others to procrastinate too.