I haven’t blogged in ten days. I even missed my blog’s first birthday. (Sorry, blog). Why, you ask?
Procrastination… the very problem that has held the development of flying cars back for multiple decades. Ironically, it also led to the development of Angry Birds, which again has held the development of flying cars back for multiple decades.
“Later”… as in “I’ll do it later”…the word that has aided procrastination’s evil reign. The word provides no concrete deadline. It leaves completion open to interpretation. Frankly, it’s the flakiest of all flaky words. And that includes the word “flaky”.
Not procrastinating is a developed skill that even the most productive people fail at. The causes are varied: time crunch, distractions, priority shifts, and most popularly, laziness. Most causes are preventable, some are self-inflicted (yeah, facebook addict, I’m talking to you!).
Symptoms include :
- putting off tasks that need to be finished
- delaying projects
- redirecting focus onto something more trivial
- sitting and doing nothing (you know damn well there’s could be something for you to do)
Meh, I’ll write about it later.