8 comments on “Musing: On Conquering the ‘Last Minute’ Habit – Procrastination

  1. My take-away mantra is from the story of the fireman rescuing a scared lady trapped in a burning building. She was on the 80th floor and afraid to go down the stairs. The fireman told her, “that’s okay, just do it scared.” What an epiphany!! Sometimes I’m so paralyzed by fear of an outcome that I simple shut down and become inactive. I’ve scheduled this mantra to pop up on my cell phone every morning to remind myself to keep moving in spite of being scared.

  2. This is eye opening. There are bits and pieces that fit. I know someone who is the personification of #2. I have never been anywhere with her on time. No matter how early I tell her that we will meet she is always late. Then, does the I did this and that and it’s always something insignificant. WOW – I thought she was a procratinator. Now, I know she is. I am getting her the book. It is her birthday in two weeks. Thanks ….
    Isadora

    • Hi, Isadora! Am glad I was able to help you help your friend. I’m sure she will see herself in it and take the opportunity to follow Vaden’s advice. It’s a good thing the book isn’t just about procrastination. Hopefully, she’ll find it to be helpful in a lot of ways. Thanks so much for stopping by. I wish your friend a very Happy Birthday. :-)

    • Thanks, Friend. I got that clock so many years ago. It has never turned colors or tarnished. I moved several times and it’s always been with me. Maybe it was waiting for its purpose in my post. ;-) I do think procrastinating is good sometimes, too. Hopefully, I can learn to strike a balance. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  3. I have a thing with procrastination. I enjoy it. Why now? Well, discovered after many thoughts that the time you take to do what you like is a way to gratify yourself.
    On the other hand there are things that need to be done in order to “keep the wheel spinning”. So, I do that first so I can release the wheel and start doing what I like the most.
    No guilt whatsoever. :)

    • Hi, Cedric! I love your comments. I want to be able to get to that place where I’m not beating myself up or feeling guilty for not doing something that needs to be done. Your “keep the wheel spinning” and “release the wheel” advice is so helpful. Coming from that perspective it makes a lot of sense in doing things that way. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :-)

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