Procrastination is a Big Problem
Procrastination is like an addiction. Once you start, it is next to impossible to stop. Which can lead to bad grades and bad choices that impact the rest of your life.
Procrastination impacts a lot of people, and that is one of the reasons it such a big challenge to eigth graders.
"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy." - Wayne Gretzky
Transition Into High School
We eighth graders have it easy. Maybe a little homework here and there. In eight grade you can procrastinate. Stay up late one sunday night and finish up a project that you had some time to do in class. We get used to procratinating because we can. Then high school hits. In high school you can't procrastinate. The amount of homework and other assignments are increased and if you procarastinate you won't get your work done. You need to get your work done.
Teachers expect more from you in high school and procrastinating will be an 8th graders downfall.
High School Counts
High school is the gateway to the rest of your life. It changes the college you go to, the job you get, and the path you take. Procrastinating hurts your high school life and that translates to hurt the rest of your life.