A tendency to leave things until the last minute, most of the time ends in disaster for some people. For example, a 37-year-old lawyer from San Francisco, who was fired and at the same time deprived of the right to practice his profession, after missing to many filing deadlines. Luckily it is not to late to change. Many experts around the U.S are trying to put together a special program to help out the people who procrastinate. The specialists include psychologists William McCown, Jane Burka and Lenore Yuen. Together Burka and Yuen are in charge of procrastination workshops. Their message is: A tendency to be tardy is neither bad habit or moral failing. Putting things off, says Burka is a “complex psychological problem” caused by fear: fear of failing, fear of success or fear of being controlled.
Perfectionists on the other hand, spend a great amount of hours on research, but can never sit down and completely finish the assignment or project. For people like that, procrastination is the answer to their less-then-perfect results. Procrastination gives them the ability not to blame themselves later. In some cases, people do things on purpose, just so they can rebel with that at something that they don’t approve off. Burka says, “This is especially true in jobs where people feel they don’t have enough control-where they are low on the hierarchy or resent the boss.” Procrastinating for those people becomes a way of saying: “I’ll do it on my terms.” Psychologist McCown expresses that everyone has a tendency to be late with one task or another, and the ones that are late, are the ones that produce little or no interest to the person trying to complete those tasks.