In chapter 10, procrastination among students and people in general, really caught my attention. Procrastination is said to be: a delay in a course of action despite expecting to be worse off the next day. Growing up, I was one of the biggest procrastinators in my class. My mom would have to force me to do school work and ask my teachers to give me a fake due date, just so I would have my assignments in on time!! This is where the extrinsic motivation came in. My mom and dad always had to force me to do my work right when I got home from school, and not save it until 10pm that night. Even thought I knew it would be a hassle in the end, and that I would get into trouble, I still did it. I was "that kid" who would save the homework, the papers, and the final projects until the very last minute. Sometimes, even the morning of! It was horrible..as I got older, the bad habit of procrastination began to wither away. I started to realize that in order to be successful in school and in the future, the procrastination had to stop. Now a days, I don't procrastinate as much. I have developed intrinsic motivation which helps me get my work done on time. There is so much less stress involved, now that I realize that I can prevent it by just working on all my tasks in advance!
Deckers, Lambert. Motivation: biological, psychological, & environmental/ Lambert Deckers. - 3rd ed.