assuming its time consuming
I'm pulling this topic out of the August 17th day thread because it's such a great example of a common reason for procrastination.
Teri wrote this about why she didn't try to learn HTML:
That's why I'm scared to go to HTML sites.
I actually learned C++, and some others, but it's so time consuming! Just to look cool?!
A true procrastinator's way of thinking. ;) How do you know it's time consuming when you've never even given it 15 focused minutes of your time?
Actually, what you need to know to make your messages here look nice you could learn in 15 minutes. There is no comparison between C++ and HTML!!
Assuming that something will take a long time is a major reason for procrastination. Often the task takes much less time than we think. This is a great example. I know HTML and I know C++, and there is no comparison between the learning curves. C++ is vastly harder. HTML isn't even a programming language - it's just a bunch of formatting tags. I know that if Teri spent 15-30 minutes on the w3school.com site, she'd know everything she needed to know to make colorful posts.