Turn Off the Procrastination Station

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb As I was beginning to type this article, a series of thoughts appeared on the movie screen of my mind, “Nah, I don’t feel like doing this. I should be at the gym. Did I remember to call or email whoever I said I would to schedule appointments, meet a deadline, or answer questions? I need to check the dryer to be sure that the latest load of laundry will be dry in case there is anything I want to wear to the office today where I will be in a few hours, sitting with clients whose own mental meanderings resemble mine.” A dizzying array of thoughts indeed. Each one was cleverly designed to keep me from addressing the issues that I know will arise as I explore the concept of procrastination. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it this way: Definition of procrastinate transitive verb : to put off intentionally and habitually intransitive verb : to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done I can also hear the sound of Carly Simon singing to the tune of her hit song “Anticipation”, except the words are “Pro-cras-tin-ation… it’s making me late. It’s keeping me wa-ay-ay-ting.” Waiting for what? For the inspiration to write something profound and life-changing? For the discipline to keep typing and not stopping to check emails or the latest social media distraction? Yes, both. In recent convers...
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