Luck of the procrastinators?
I have noticed that a lot of things in my life might have gone differently if I had not procrastinated. Different, but not better. For example, I started studying law. I found it incredibly tedious, so I procrastinated the studying and failed all of my exams but one. That one I didn't fail because I actually enjoyed it and so didn't mind studying for it, and thats how I changed my subject to sociology, which I love. Now, my S/O on the other hand, who is The Anti-Procrastinator, chose engineering for a subject, found it incredibly tedious, but still kept on studying and doing everything on time and graduated. He hates the job he got, and regrets not changing his subject in the beginning.
Another thing I noticed is, that there is always a final way out, and even if there is not, something seemingly better comes along. Like last-minute cramming can be a final way out, and you might even feel that studying earlier would have been a waste of time. Or you miss the deadline, but so do a lot of people and you get two more weeks. Or you keep putting up a decision, and the deadline is nearly there, and suddenly some solution shows up? (I do not promote procrastination here, I just wondered. Does fortune favour fools?)
Has anybody else experienced this and what do you think it is? Is it just a psychological way of turning failure into a good thing?