I have a student who was so "good" in procrastination, that he scored "good" results in his mid-year exam. Trial exam was just around the corner, and he was still taking his sweet time without starting his revision yet.
I asked him to try one session of hypnotherapy with me, so that he could get rid of his "procrastination". You know what he answered? "I do not want to be hypnotised, because it would not be 'me' anymore. I will be programmed to be hardworking. I want to be myself."
Haha... I asked him back: "Which part of you is really originally from yourself?"
So many external factors that moulded us since we were small. Parents told us what to do. Kindergarten teachers taught us how to talk. Primary teachers fed us with lots of information. Secondary school teachers fixed our brain to be more and more logical in thinking. Tertiary education made us even better in reasoning.
Which part of you is really originally from yourself?
It's just different environmental factors, spiritual influences, and karma ripening that moulded us until who we are today.
We have all the seeds in our mind. Which one will grow well in the end; which one grow half-way and overkill; which one still need to be watered ... All has it's own karma.
But it doesn't means that we are just waiting to be controlled by our "fate", or all external factors.
If only we can be conscious of all our doing. We will be able to change our fate.