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A lot of people can achieve greater things in life. But one of the main reasons that set them back is procrastination. It is also true that you can't control external factors. However, a majority of the times the reasons are internal factors. As a matter of fact, the factors of success lie within us. Hence, we need to make use of the correct methods to achieve success. Let's have a look at why people procrastinate.

1. Lack of Interest

One of the reasons why people procrastinate is lack of interest. When you put off work, it is mainly due to the lack of interest in the task. On the other hand, people aren't aware of the rewarding results of the work. Besides, the results do not excite them. Alternatively, it is harder to find motivation for tasks that you lack interest in. Such tasks are delayed. Additionally, they also do not meet deadlines.

2. Lack of Skills

Completing tasks requires skills and knowledge. In fact, it is a part of life to learn new things and adapt. When you lack these skills, you procrastinate. You tend to give up easily. On the other hand, you don't meet deadlines too. Being open to new ideas and skills will reduce procrastination.

3. Lack of Motivation

A huge group of people believes they must be motivated to do tasks. However, it is not practical. Motivation should come from within. Additionally, the drive to work comes when you do tasks accurately. When you see things taking shape, you will stop procrastination.

Here are some of the reasons why you procrastinate. Give a thought where you wish to bring changes. For a fact, change starts within you.

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Have you thought about the effects of procrastination? Usually, no one gives it a thought. People do not think about the after-effects. The reasons for procrastination are different for all. Sometimes, it could be a fear of trying something new. Also, it could be simply because a person is lazy. Whatever the reasons procrastination has harmful effects. Let's have a look at 3 of the side effects of procrastination.

1. Losing Precious Time

When a person puts off work, they actually drag the work. This results in wastage of time. A work that can be done within an hour is put off. This time can be used for other tasks. Time is precious. Hence, once you lose it, there is no going back. Besides, it is better to complete work on time than to repent later.

2. Losing Goals

Procrastination will make you lose your goals. You might want to bring about changes. But your habit of putting off work will not make you reach goals. Every individual has a desire to better themselves. This starts with setting goals. However, procrastination will not help you in any way.

3. Losing Opportunities

Being lazy will take away opportunities. It is always wise to take advantage of chances when they are available. If you put off work, you will lose huge opportunities. The majority of times, there are no second chances. Hence, being lazy will lose out on better opportunities.

These are three of the effects of procrastination. Work on your habit for a better life.

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So many of us get confused about these two words, thinking that they both mean the same thing. It is not here are the difference between the two:

1. Procrastination means ignoring something important for some insignificant task. While the term laziness means complete inactivity, neither doing the important task nor something else.

2. A person shall be called lazy when a particular task is given is declined without a single effort. But when we try but still task cannot be completed, or the task was so hard and we were unable to do so we choose to avoid it is called procrastination.

3. A person who has the habit of procrastination, if explained and force; do the task but a lazy person will always find an excuse.

4. A person who is lazy has no intention of performing any task, while the procrastinator will do something at least.

No matter what the ever is it laziness or the habit of procrastinating they both are bad for our career and future. So stop it before it’s too late and be wise to try my ways to remove these habits.