Sunday, April 10, 2011
Procrastination Will Be the Death of Me
I've been putting off writing this blog. A little birdie (actually an Angry Bird) told me I could do that. He keeps saying, "Why write a blog today that you can write tomorrow?" Well guess what? It's now just after 2:00 AM and here I am writing this blog that I should have already written and scheduled to post at my appropriate time. All this for some silly golden eggs and three stars?
Like Tracey and the others, it's not just writing that I find myself procrastinating at. Every task in my life has been bit by the procrastination monster every so now and again. The bill that I kept avoiding to pay, the essay I had to write for my college history class, the incident report for my full time job. I could go on and on.
I've often wondered why this habit keeps rearing its ugly head. Do I like setting myself up for failure? Do I thrive on panic as I scramble to finish my taxes? And trust me, that panic isn't good when you find yourself owing Uncle Sam either. Maybe I can put off paying them? Just kidding. Tax evasion is a crime after all. I've come to the conclusion that procrastination should be added as an eighth deadly sin, because if I continue to procrastinate, it certainly will end up being the death of me.
And seriously, I don't want to die. I've got books to write. Time to put the procrastination temptation where it belongs... and it's certainly not with birds with kamikaze tendencies.
What about you? What sort of temptations lead you astray down the path of procrastination? Three lucky commenters will win a free pdf copy of my short story, AN ABSOLUTE MESS. One random commenter will win a $20.00 Amazon gift card.