I am a nice human being with beautiful dreams, high expectations about myself and plenty of aspirations. There is only one thing, that bothers me a lot and doesn’t allow to achieve my goals – procrastination. Each day I make detailed plans for the next day. When the day comes, I keep postponing my appointments again and again and at the end of the day I see that I haven’t done enough.
Time passes faster than I can imagine, and there is little to show for it. If there is one thing I could change about me, its procrastination. I am so good at it that if there would be some kind of award for procrastination, like the coveted world cup football trophy, I would be a champion! I am always in a mad rush to complete tasks and assignments just a few minutes before the deadline.
We live in time when new technologies and inventions appear almost every day. Our grandparents and even parents could not imagine that these changes would happen in reality, but not in fantastic novels. We cannot realize our world without many of them (just think about living without Internet). Today we can dream of such unreal things as flights to other planets, human and animal cloning, growing organs of our bodies, telepathy, teleportation, etc. and it is not fantasy, as everything we need is time and improving existing technologies.
If I had a chance, I would invent a time machine. The trilogy “Back to the future” was the beginning of this idea. But my time machine should have a shape of a big balloon or a sphere, inside which you could stand and travel to the past or to the future. Being inside it you could see, watch, hear everything and everybody, because the sides of the machine are crystal and clear for you, but at the same time the sphere with you inside must be invisible for the environment and you can influence on nothing.
I quit smoking about two years ago and I still have memories about how everyone was trying to encourage me to quit. Every day I had to hear about how harmful smoking was. Me friends kept telling me that there were certain hidden effects of smoking that I hadn’t yet realized and that would kick in few years down the road. After hearing things like that I kept making promises to myself that I would indeed quit. And I did for some time, but apparently my mind didn’t beat my body: I kept coming back to smoking. Is this familiar to you?
When I feel too lazy to do my homework, I think about one of those career-guidance days we had in my high school. You know, when all kinds of professionals come to explain you what they do. Our task was to imagine ourselves doing this or that job for one day and to see which one we would like better. That seems to be easy and fun to do, until you actually imagine yourself being somebody else.
So, here I go. What if I were that lady with glasses, wearing an expensive business suite – the newspaper editor. I would control most of the information the citizens of out town are receiving. I could to that. Not for long, though – I wouldn’t handle the responsibility.
Once upon a time there was a confident boy who always gave the same reply to the same question about who he wants to be in future. He was confident that his life assignment is to be a military person and serve to the good and benefit of his motherland. The time of choice has come and he entered the military university to make the first step towards his dream and his destiny. Everything was according to plan and everyone supported his decision. There was one single problem – he realized that he was not happy. When this understanding came to him, he was completely lost. It is frustrating and destructive to realize that your dream does not make you feel like the dream should.
Young man was trying to convince himself that he was wrong and then the reason was somewhere else, but all in vain. On a regular day he woke up as usual, took his katana and went for karate class. He learned the basics of Japanese through self-studying and was extremely interested in the Japanese culture. Unfortunately, military classes took all his time and he could not dedicate time to his hobbies.