I have my Masters thesis proposal due in less than a week. Suffice to say that I haven’t even started. Sometimes I think it’s more denial than anything else that makes one procrastinate. Denial? In writing a proposal? you ask. Let me explain.
I believe that one doesn’t start work unless they know exactly what needs to be done. So, the biggest problem in starting work is denying to themselves that they lack the knowledge/ability (as the situation might be) to do a good job. Case in point. I don’t believe I have a good enough Masters thesis proposal. Heck, I don’t even know where it’s headed. If I had a well chalked out game plan that I myself firmly believed in, things might have been different. I would know exactly where to start. I would know exactly what my reading list would contain. I would know the methods/step-by-step action plan/research time line. I would know the end.
Or maybe I’m just making excuses for being lazy.