Monday, February 25, 2008

Partnering With Procrastination

"The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started." ~ Unknown

Procrastination and I have been partners in the past. Funny thing is, when we team up not a whole lot gets done. We always have the best of intentions. We usually have the grandest of dreams. Yet together, we never seem to accomplish a single one of our goals.

I used to joke about our occasional partnership, but the older I get the more I realize procrastination is no laughing matter. Unless you intend to never accomplish a thing in life.

Do you have big plans for the future? Is there a job or talent you've been meaning to pursue? I am sure we can all think of something. Yet almost as quickly as we think of those things we long to accomplish, we think of reasons we can't. That often invites procrastination. Don't get me wrong, it's important to be realistic with our goals. But is that just an excuse you're making when you say you can't, or will never?

Set short short term, realistic goals, but always have one long term goal you're working toward (and ultimately going to accomplish). Otherwise, you will begin to use your realism as an excuse to allow procrastination to partner up with you.

"Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes." ~ Billy Cosby

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