Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.


Hi everyone,

I am very lucky to have found this site. I'm in my first year of law school, and while last semester went well, this one is feeling like a disaster. The last five weeks are going to be very interesting, as I've not been doing the reading for some time now.

I'm in my mid-thirties, and I've avoided doing anything difficult my entire life, for exactly this reason. I've always known on some level that I would eventually just stop doing the work necessary for a real career. This is my last best chance to start over in life (it's a good law school), and I'm watching myself throw it away.

This is not the first time this has happened. I pulled my first all-nighter in fourth grade (I'm only now realizing that's probably unusual). I failed English in 7th grade for no apparent reason. I dropped out of undergrad my first time through after getting a 0.0 for the last semester. I had a landlord show up with a constable once to take a lein on my property for non-payment of rent--it was almost comical, because I had the money right there and we were able to settle things immediately. I've paid my taxes late twice, both times over multiple years. I've twice been in situations where I should have lost my job because of my procrastination, and it has damaged relationships and friendships.

This site has already been very helpful. Reading The Master's Hand was very moving for me. I've been very mean to myself for a very long time, and this whole approach feels like a way out of that. Who knows if I'll be able to turn things around this semester, but I'm more hopeful than I have been in a long while. Thanks everyone, and thanks pro.



Ola Mr Law student, I

Ola Mr Law student,

I have some friends in law school and I see the amount of work it takes so I really symphathise with you. Sometimes I feel like this too I reached the epitome of this sort of thing last semester I had worked really hard in a class the whole time and was doing really well, but then the last exam came and it was worth  30% of my grade well. At that point I just gave up and bombed it, and then I got a mediocre grade it was pretty dissapointing especially cause I just knew I was throwing away all that hard work. Like you lose the motivation to finish strong or something. Hope is good I say, I hope a lot to and that hope has given me vision to become humble and work on better techniques (I like techniques alot even the way it sounds to be said) techniques, techniques, techniques! Lol I'm weird. and to come here and share you see. You see I'm in my last 5 weeks now too HA! so I wish you the best and just keep going at it you can overcome this! 


Thanks for the

Thanks for the encouragement, ice. "Techniques, techniques, techniques" is really good advice. At the end of the day, I've got to just keep trying new approaches until I find one that works. I think the community approach will be very helpful. Hope all is well.



Welcome OnceMore

So glad to have you. And so sorry to hear the trouble that you've been thru. I agree--there is Hope here.

In fact...that's why I came here this morning. I'm paralyzed. Can't do anything. But i have Hope that, somehow, coming here would help. I trust God to use this fellowship in my life.

And, wouldn't you know it, i come here and read your intro, and you mention the Master's Hand. And that has given me great Hope in the past. The idea that i can be broken, and some Divine Benevolence can, somehow, overcome all my faults and make something good out of my life--gives me so much Hope.

Of course, that's exactly WHY i need to come here, cuz, that is in my very own signature, but did i think of it today on my own? No. I had to come here and be reminded of it by you. Thanks!!! :D

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Thanks clement! It's great

Thanks clement! It's great to feel like I'm already helping without even knowing it. I hope your day went well. Talk to you soon!