Monday, December 03, 2012

Procrastination is thy name!

I've finally started a job that I put off for 8 months. Yes 8 MONTHS. Everyday the pile taunted me as I cleared lower level tasks on my desk. As I crossed off more and more jobs on my to do lists over the year I still never felt satisfied because they were never the job I knew I should be doing. Other times I would ease tension and kill time I should be using on the big job to surf the net or look up the most ridiculous things.

Finally, finally today I started. I gritted my teeth got down to it and lost about 2 hours in such focus on the job that I was disappointed when I had to stop. It had been so long since I had done this "housekeeping" type job that I had forgotten how to do it. I spent 30 minutes dithering about trying to figure it out until I got it then realized - "Hey I like this job!" wait there is more IT WAS FUN.

So why hadn't I done it? Is it an upper limit problem?

So I  give you this:

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
Denis Waitley

and this:

“If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.”
Rita Mae Brown

I think I will finish this job this week and have a great time doing it. Isn't that funny.

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