Saturday, December 10, 2005

Never Put it Off...Begin Procrastinating Immediately

My motto definitely could be, “Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?” However, I think even that may not make clear my procrastination problem. One example comes to mind, and this happened a few months ago (I have procrastinated writing about it until now). I came home from work one day to find that the brand-new telephone book had been left on my driveway. I grabbed it and, not knowing where to put it, decided to open my front door, throw it on my foyer floor and decide what to do with it later. So I did.

It landed on top of last year’s phone book.

That’s right. Last year's phone book sat on my foyer floor for an entire year. I had no idea it was there that long. I guess I would look at it and think to myself that I “would have to address that later”. And, somehow, “later” became twelve months. At least I finally had a place for it: the recycling bin.

So I guess my motto should be, “Why do today what you could further procrastinate and not even do tomorrow, or really ever, unless you are forced to?”

7 comments:

  1. This is soooo me.

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  2. So Joe, tell everyone how you came by procrastination quite honestly. Remember Mom's 'garage sale'?

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  3. Leave me out of this!!!

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  4. What about the Christmas tree we left up for how many years? How tall were those several stacks of newspapers before we decided to throw them out? I have about 1000+ procrastinations I witnessed on your behalf. Its nice to see the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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  5. The Christmas tree! Haha! I forgot about that! Believe me, I am going to get a LOT of writing material from our old place. Like how our welcome mat was where you would wipe your feet on your way out.

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  6. Leave me out of this!!!

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