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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Orange You Glad It Is Saturday?

English: A Pumpkin flower attached to the vine.

A Pumpkin flower attached to the vine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Any colour-so long as it’s black.” ~ Henry Ford

Choice. Henry Ford was not really into choice when it came to the colour of the cars he produced.  And black, if you have to choose just one colour is not a bad choice.

What colour would you choose if you could only choose one colour? I always have trouble answering the question: “What is your favourite colour” because I have lots of favourite colours.

For some reason I love the colour orange. It makes me happy. It is the colour of my favourite fruit, the pumpkin, which heralds my favourite season, fall. But I like red and green and yellow and peach and pink. As well as persimmon, eggplant, cinnamon, salmon, and avocado green (ever wonder why there is no colour associated with tuna or garlic?) Just blue does not capture my imagination—but certain shades blues like sky blue and robin’s egg blue and denim blue do. And I love the words indigo, cobalt, azure and sapphire. And cerulean. Okay I guess blue does catch my imagination.

Chartreuse is my least favourite colour mainly because I do not like the sound of the word. It is kind of jarring, and unpleasant to my ear. A bright yellowish-green, it is unpleasant to my optic and auditory palate.

So what colour gives you bliss today? And what colour takes it away?

Published in: on June 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm  Comments (54)  
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