Procrastination - OK I stopped putting it off.
Procrastination is too common in my life. For instance, I have been thinking about writing this blog post all week and just didn’t get it done until now. It is one of those things that I believe affects all of us at one time or another, and for a variety of reasons. I want to make a couple of different points here. I want to point out some reasons why we procrastinate, and I want to point out three areas where we should never procrastinate. “Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be done today”, is the oldest of the sayings that I recall my Mother drilling into my skull about homework and school projects. Yet I continued to delay and delay, but why? The big term paper that I had weeks to work on, became a last-minute fire drill way too often. I believe it is because of either pleasure or fear. We are hardwired to do what makes us feel good. So, if there is a task which is not inherently pleasant, we will push it off and do something else that is fun. In today’s world there