If something is worth doing…………

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There is nothing I do better than procrastinate. I am the President of the Procrastinator’s Club. There are no other members as anyone who wants to join has put it off to another day.

Henry Ford is purported to have said that anything you put off for six months and is then forgotten was probably not worthy of doing in the first place. Or something like that. I would like to adhere to his philosophy which seems to be: If something is worth doing, it is worth procrastinating to see if it is really worth doing. If it is still around in six months then do it. This does not work with filing your income tax though—the government has a long memory.

A good procrastinator plays the system; a great procrastinator knows when their number is up and when not to procrastinate. I am a great procrastinator, and what keeps me in line is work deadlines—I generally do not fool with them as the powers that be are not usually forgiving.

So to be a great procrastinator, here is my advice: “Don’t procrastinate.” I have learned the hard way, despite Ford’s advice that there is very little joy in procrastinating—it causes anxiety, stress, and the reward is fleeting.

Published in: on January 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm  Comments (11)  
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