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Everyone has a certain challenge in life. Whether it is in a subject in school or a sport. When I was a young my greatest challenge was concentrating. I was unable to concentrate on one thing for too long, such as a book. Today, my greatest challenge remains the same. While now I can read a book for hours, it's school work I lack concentration in. If given an assignment, I either have to complete it quickly before I get bored, or it remains undone until the last minute, when a teacher talks in class, if the information is something I already know, I tend to zone out into my own little world, and when given a task that is too hard, I think about it but if I can't come up with an answer quickly I just give up and move on to something else.
First, if given an assignment, I either have to complete it quickly before I get bored, or it remains undone until the last minute. I have a hard time focusing on one thing because I like to do other things first. An example would be if I got a new video game, but I had an assignment due the next day, I won't be able to concentrate on my school work without being tempted to play the game. I end up waiting just before I go to bed to finish what I have to do. Also, if someone is near by, I will more than likely procrastinate my assignment and talk to them instead. If the subject of the assignment is really boring, I usually will start day dreaming about something, or just not do it until I really feel motivated to do it.
Second, when a teacher talks in class and it's something I already know, I tend to zone out into my own little world. For instance, if in math we are learning about multiplying exponents, I'd start to day dream or doodle on a piece of notebook paper. Sometimes a teacher will be talking about something, and he talks about it, and goes on, and on, and on, about...